Turtle Sand Box

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by cravenchx, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. cravenchx

    cravenchx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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![​IMG]
     
  2. citychickx6

    citychickx6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
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  3. thesweetone

    thesweetone Out Of The Brooder

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    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.
     
  4. cravenchx

    cravenchx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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"
     
  5. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

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    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! [​IMG]
     
  6. cravenchx

    cravenchx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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![​IMG]
     

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