Turtle Sand Box

cravenchx

Songster
8 Years
Aug 7, 2011
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Piedmont of NC
Oh My Goodness,
the neighbor had an old turtle sand
box that I moved to the run. It had old sand
in it from a previous neighbor, it has been covered.
I am scared, b/c I did not empty the sand. I did drill
holes for drainage and added garden dirt/sand. Please
tell me it will be OK!
 

citychickx6

Songster
8 Years
May 14, 2011
1,044
28
151
Loveland
It will be ok.

Seriously I would leave the lid on it and make a sifter out of hardware cloth and 2x2's. I would sift and wash the sand just in case someones cat had been using it.
 

thesweetone

In the Brooder
8 Years
Jul 8, 2011
39
0
22
Guelph, Ontario
I think this is brilliant. I clicked the title because I have a turtle sand box the kids are going to outgrow soon... If a lid has been on it, it's unlikely there's anything unwanted in the original sand.
 

cravenchx

Songster
8 Years
Aug 7, 2011
1,869
13
143
Piedmont of NC
I did drill holes in the bottom of it
for drainage, just in case the rain
catches me off guard. I did add
some garden dirt. They are still
looking at it like "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot"
 

Knock Kneed Hen

California Dream'in Chickens
9 Years
Feb 15, 2010
4,154
80
278
So. Cal.
I have sand in my run but I do use a kiddie pool in the summer for the girls to dip their feet in. These are a great find!!

It just takes one brave one then they'll be shoving her out of the way for their turn!
 

cravenchx

Songster
8 Years
Aug 7, 2011
1,869
13
143
Piedmont of NC
Here in NC, we are getting the remnants of
LEE, the sand got wet. I removed the sand
and let it rain a little more so I could see where
the water was pooling. Took a screw and proceeded
to make drainage hole. Will refill with dirt after
the rain is over. They are very curious!
 

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