1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!
  1. Chickidi

    Chickidi Out Of The Brooder

    15
    0
    22
    Feb 21, 2016
    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.
    Chickidi [​IMG]
     
  2. Gridguru

    Gridguru Chillin' With My Peeps

    152
    24
    61
    Jan 30, 2016
    Dallas, TX area.
    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

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,965
    290
    148
    Feb 7, 2016
    Saint Louis, MO
    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 Out Of The Brooder

    15
    0
    22
    Feb 21, 2016
    Thanks for the reply, great site, great people.[​IMG]
     
  5. Chickidi

    Chickidi Out Of The Brooder

    15
    0
    22
    Feb 21, 2016
    Thanks for the reply, great site great people.[​IMG]
     
  6. crazychickymom

    crazychickymom Out Of The Brooder

    25
    0
    29
    Apr 19, 2016
    Essex, Ontario
    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

    jennyf Chillin' With My Peeps

    419
    89
    111
    Apr 24, 2016
    Missouri
    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!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by