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Screening Sand

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Hawgon, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. Hawgon

    Hawgon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will screening sand be ok for my run? Confused on what sand will be best....Thanks for any input....Also should I add straw or pine shavings to the sand?.....Thanks again...[​IMG]
     
  2. screening is not strong enough to keep out predators. As far as sand goes...see if you can find course or river sand. Play sand is too fine and compacts, causing it to not drain that well.
     
  3. Hawgon

    Hawgon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bairo-Putting 1/2" hardware cloth around my run for protection and security, I was just talking about on the ground of the run if screening sand was ok. The sand lady said it had sand as well as a little bigger material in it. Thanks for info...Trying to find "River" sand but nobody has it or calls it by that name.
     
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:I wouldn't think that you need to screen sand. It should be OK as is. The larger pieces will be good grit for your chickens.

    Imp
     
  5. Hawgon

    Hawgon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Found "River Sand" about 1/2 mile from house $25/yd........Yippeeeee
     
  6. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't know what screening sand is. What I used was concrete sand. I paid 28 $ a ton. It works alright. I don't add anything to mine. I have 4 inches in my coop also. I do put straw in it.
     
  7. skunknchatter

    skunknchatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We use road base in the coop and dog run. It packs a little and doesn't make dust but it still drains because of the gravel in it. Also no need to buy grit [​IMG]
     
  8. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Sand is sand
    Buy the cheapest you can find and don't overthink it
     
  9. Hawgon

    Hawgon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Bear Foot Farms-I have to remember they are chickens...They have done pretty well without us humans I guess...
     
  10. Hodawg

    Hodawg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sorry Hawgon, but I live in the land of sand (Florida Gulf Coast) and I have never heard of "screening sand". Can you give me a clue what we're talking about?

    Beers y'all,
    Ken
     

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