Using playground sand for grit

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by nuts4hotwheels, May 31, 2010.

  1. nuts4hotwheels

    nuts4hotwheels Songster

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    Is the playground sand in the bags at Home Depot suitable to use for grit? I have read post of people putting sand in the runs? I was thinking about building a small sandbox for them to scratch in and maybe use for grit. I have also read that they like dust baths.They are only 3 days old, but I am just researching for the future.
     
  2. chicknerd

    chicknerd Songster

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    We use it all the time. Also put it in a sand bath.
     
  3. elmo

    elmo Songster

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    Sand is usually not large or coarse enough to serve as grit, although it makes a very easy to clean substrate for runs and coops, as well as great material for dustbathing.

    I have sand in my coop and runs but I also offer granite grit.
     

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