1. Chickidi

    Chickidi In the Brooder

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    I want to purchase sand for my chicken run, I live in Florida, close to Jacksonville. What kind of sand would be appropriate for the chickens. All I know is the sand for pool filters and sand boxes. Is there a particular sand that I should be aware of. Appreciate all of your answers.
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  2. Gridguru

    Gridguru Chirping

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    Hopefully a more experienced member will respond, but i am planning on using washed construction sand for my coop. It's more course than play sand and doesn't have any potential toxins in it.
     
  3. Jensownzoo

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    Any regular sand should be fine. The construction sand (also called landscaper's sand) tends to be a little less expensive and you can buy it by the yard instead of in individual bags...something to consider if your run is large.
     
  4. Chickidi

    Chickidi In the Brooder

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    Thanks for the reply, great site, great people.[​IMG]
     
  5. Chickidi

    Chickidi In the Brooder

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    Thanks for the reply, great site great people.[​IMG]
     

  6. crazychickymom

    crazychickymom In the Brooder

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    I too am new to owning chickens, and I chose sand for my coop. Not once have a regretted that decision. I have a cat litter scoop hung on the wall in the coop and every morning it only takes me a few minutes to clean up from the night before! I used the deep litter method when I first got my chicks and for the first 5 weeks.. I hated it!! Too much work to clean it out, the whole thing had to be emptied. Enjoy!
     
  7. jennyf

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    If you buy bagged construction sand from Home Depot and see any broken bags, the clerk a couple of weeks ago said they would take 50% off. Thought might be worth an ask. I was pretty excited!
     

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