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What kind of sand to use in coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by wellclass, Nov 28, 2014.

  1. wellclass

    wellclass In the Brooder

    Nov 28, 2014
    I purchased multipurpose sand at Home Depot, Sakrete brand. when I posted a photo on a chicken page several members said it is the wrong kind of sand, I will change it if I need to just don't want to waste it, if it is okay. If I do need to change it, can I put it in the run or should I just move it to another location in the yard, I put in 4 big 60 pound bags, that was a lot of lifting and work. What say you chicken experts?
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member 5 Years

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    I can't seem to find that particular product on HD website......but as long as it's washed and kiln dried (like the Quikrete brand Fine Sand) it should be fine.

    Did they say why it was the wrong kind?
  3. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Crowing 5 Years

    Apr 12, 2013
    Boulder, Colorado
    That's just nonsense. Chickens are raised all around the world on every type and size particle of dirt/sand just fine. Those members have too much time on their hands.....
  4. Wxguru

    Wxguru Chirping

    Sep 2, 2014
    I used playground sand in my dust box for them, and they are doing just fine bathing in it...and eating a bit of it
  5. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager 5 Years

    Jan 10, 2013
    If it is Sakrete sand with polymers added so it hardens when wet…then if should not be used. We used it to build a paver patio, you mist it with water and it changes to a concrete like product except the glue is a plastic compound.

    If it is just sand, then not a problem.

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