Sand ?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Maximus, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. Maximus

    Maximus Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2011
    Altha Florida
    Can you put sand in the bottom of the brooder right from the start?
  2. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 12, 2012
    Yes you can. I start my chicks off in their brooder with dirt, no shavings (from nursery's with no fertilizer) and they won't get pasted up. The dirt does have little chicky sized sand grains in it so its a perfect mix. And with the heat lamp it'll heat up the dirt, and it'll be a chicky paradise when they learn to dust!

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