Discussion in 'Quail' started by MCM37, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. MCM37

    MCM37 In the Brooder

    Sep 30, 2010
    what kind of sand do you use in ur sand boxes for quail. can it just be off the ground or do i need to buy it. any certain kind?
  2. Valley quail breeder

    Valley quail breeder Songster

    Jan 13, 2010
    Greensboro, NC
    I use the play sand @ Homedepot
  3. Denninmi

    Denninmi Songster

    Jul 26, 2009
    I've been buying kiddie play sand at HD or Lowe's, only because I don't have any good sandy spots in my yard that I want to dig up right now.

    If you have clean sand in your yard that wouldn't be contaminated with anything potentially harmful (no pesticide or fertilizer runoff, for example), I don't see any reason why you can't just use that.

    I guess the other issue might be parasites/microbes that would cause diseases. If you have chickens or other poultry, or a lot of wild birds using the sand collection site, they might leave disease causing organisms in the sand. There is an easy solution to that, though, just bake the sand in a medium hot oven (350 degrees) for about an hour. That will kill any disease organisms in it.
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2010

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