Sand or Dirt for the Run?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dizzle's chicks, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. dizzle's chicks

    dizzle's chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I am almost done with the coop and about to start on the run. Was wondering what people are using for the run floor, sand or dirt. My local Lowes has 50lb play sand for $2.00 per bag which is a really good deal but while supplies last. I heard that dirt doesn't drain well but I and going to cover the walls so rain can't get in. I also heard that chickens like to bathe in dirt. Can they do the same in sand??? Thanks

    ***Sorry wrong forum***
     
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2011
  2. wowmanacat

    wowmanacat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My run is dirt and rocks but my chickens get to run all over the 5 acres that I have all day.
     
  3. MuckyPuppy

    MuckyPuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going to be using sand. My run will be covered but if for some reason the run did get wet I would rather wet sand than mud. [​IMG]
     
  4. ajay

    ajay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have sand in our coop, and yes, chickens can definitely dust bathe in sand. they love it!
     

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