Wet sand in run

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dol 0413, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. dol 0413

    dol 0413 Out Of The Brooder

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    Just started using sand in the run. It is covered but had a rain storm and now the sand is wet. I turn it daily but it is soaked. Any ideas on how to dry it? Thanks!
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    If it is outside then it should dry out eventually...I personally don't worry about drying out a run. Sand drains fast and should dry out on its own if it is outside.
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, dol 0413, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! All I can think of is sun and wind. Is there ground under or cement? If it's ground it should dry quite quickly. We've had neither lately where I'm at - lots of rain, then cloud cover for days, light winds and no sun and high humidity. Good luck to you!
     
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2013
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  5. dol 0413

    dol 0413 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!! It is on a pond liner, the roof is a garden. I hope to add pictures soon but the coop is in the shade. I am worried about the girls with the wet sand. Should I not worry?
    I have 3 loves (with 2 feet) Lucky,Barred Rock and Olive and Daisy are Golden Comets. I got them from rentacoop.com we had so much fun we had to keep them! Thanks rent a coop!!
     
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  8. ChickensAreSweet

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    The thing to worry about in my opinion is wet FOOD and bedding. Those things can kill them. But wet sand...well here in the Pacific NW the ground outside is wet all winter. So we are used to that.

    But wet food and bedding can cause botulism and aspergillosis, and both can be fatal. I use sand inside the coop for this reason, to avoid wet bedding.
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2013
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