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Torpedo Sand??

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Neolones, Aug 5, 2016.

  1. Neolones

    Neolones Chirping

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    Morning All,

    I have been trying to find a suitable sand for my run & coop. My local sand place, has a sand named "Torpedo Sand", below picture. I believe is what I need, but I have not seen in the forum that name used before.

    Has anybody else used "Torpedo Sand" before? I am located in Houston, TX. Is it ok? Safe for the girls? Thank you!


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  2. Dawz2

    Dawz2 Hatching

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    I sure hope it's ok, because we just put down a yard of it in our coop. I called around & researched...pretty sure this is the most similar thing to river sand around here.
     
  3. FireGurl26

    FireGurl26 Chirping

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    Everywhere they use different names. Judging by the looks in the pic it looks just like ours when it was wet during delivery. I just asked for coarse sand from a quarry near us in MIchigan. The guy got me the perfect sand. I don't remember the name but it ended up being perfect. The largest was 3/8" of grit. So, it was perfect for our chicken run. Small enough to use fine tuned pitchfork and sift out poop yet large enough to use for grit for the chickens. I love sand in our run. Always dries out and drains well. And cleans well. Just got done moving 5 and a half tons. We are beat, lol. Because we have a roof over our run, sand never gets too hot for the chickens feet. It is well shaded.
     
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2016
  4. Neolones

    Neolones Chirping

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    Thank you guys, much appreciated.
     

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