Sand in the brooder?

Berkshiremom

In the Brooder
9 Years
Jun 1, 2010
67
5
41
Western MA
Hi, just wondering if sand could be used in a brooder for baby chicks? Seems like a easy way to keep it clean while the babies are gowing. any thoughts?
 

flockmom

In the Brooder
9 Years
Apr 5, 2010
29
0
22
Virginia
I use sand in the brooder, also in the coop and run. It is great! For your brooder, cover the sand with paper towels for the first 3 or 4 days until your chicks learn where their food is.

Enjoy!
 

xyresicchick

Songster
9 Years
Mar 5, 2010
732
4
156
Providence, RI
my chicks have had sand in the brooder as grit since their first week. i didnt give them the sand at first because i didn't want them to confuse it with food. so i waited until a week was passed and then gave them a sandbox to play in. they love it.
 

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