Washed sand for run?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by PhoenixPharm, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. PhoenixPharm

    PhoenixPharm Out Of The Brooder

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    Does it have to be "washed" A local store has it by the scoop for $24 but it's not washed. I used a few bags of washed play sand in the meantime, but the play sand is too expensive to cover the whole run.
     
  2. DianaMallory

    DianaMallory Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used regular old sand from the gravel pit in my run and coop before. If my coop would have been dryer I think it would have been fine. But I sprang a leak and found it to be to hard to maintain. It was great being able to scoop the poo! I read here were someone used pea gravel in their run, I think I am going to try that this time.My new run is on a slope so I am afraid the sand would just wash away. If you turn you chicks out to free range they aren't going to be in washed sand!
     
  3. PhoenixPharm

    PhoenixPharm Out Of The Brooder

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    that's what I was thinking. thanks!
     

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