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SandBox for the Chickies?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 5Chickens, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. 5Chickens

    5Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When do the Chicks need Sandboxes to roll around in?Is a Day Old to young?Thanks!
     
  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    I give our chicks a sandbox at around 2 weeks old...

    Dawn
     
  3. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    lol do they really need a sandbox?
     
  4. GwenFarms

    GwenFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I were to put one in I would wait until 2 wks at a minimum. You wouldn't want it at 1 day I wouldn't think. They are still trying to figure out where and what food is. You wouldn't want to risk craw impaction if they were to gorge on it. I don't put one in at all.
     
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  5. yankeemtfarm

    yankeemtfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes around 2 weeks, we have not tried it any sooner that that.

    The chicks may not know what to do at first, but there is always one who starts it all, then everybody joins in and they just love it.

    BA
     
  6. donnap1967

    donnap1967 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicks in a sandbox? What do they do in there?
     
  7. yankeemtfarm

    yankeemtfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You would be amazed what my chicks do in a sandbox [​IMG]
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    edited to add the right photo
    BA
     
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  8. donnap1967

    donnap1967 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LoL....well that chick looks a little dirty but very happy and content. Really cute!

    Maybe in two weeks I'll give my babies a sandbox and let them go to town. Are you meant to really use sand....like play sand for kids?.....or dirt?
     
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  9. max13077

    max13077 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I wish I could get some dirt.... It's all white...[​IMG]
     
  10. yankeemtfarm

    yankeemtfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Play Sand is good, but i use the same dirt that the big girls use to dust themselves in, i figure if its good enough for them then then it will work for the chicks too.
    I try to get clean dirt from the same area.

    BA
     

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