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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by yfchoice, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. yfchoice

    yfchoice Songster

    Dec 28, 2008
    Sandy, Utah
    My 2 week old BR's and RIR's are starting to do the bathing thing in the pine chips. Can I put some sand in an area of the brooder for them? If so, what kind. I have some playsand (Home Depot) that I put in my grandson's play area and I'm thinking that should be ok.

  2. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    Yes that play sand works great. Mine like to peck around in the playsand and even eat it, which is fine. At 2 weeks I put some of the food in a shallow bowl and they would run for it and dust bath in that. I was so cute.

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    Last edited: Feb 13, 2009
  3. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

    Feb 10, 2008
    Eastern NC
    After the first couple weeks we use all sand in our brooder boxes. Easy to clean up and lasts a long time between having to empty the box. Plus it helps that there is a sand pit about a 1/4 mile from the farm. [​IMG]

    Steve in NC

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