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What kind of sand to use?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by callen0912, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. callen0912

    callen0912 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2015
    I'm completely lost as to what kind of sand to use in my coop. I know I want to do sand, but I've read so much conflicting info on what kind to use. Help please!
  2. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2011
    S.E. Michigan
    I used coarse sand in one of my coops because we had extra from another project and I had to use play sand in three other coops we have (wrong kind got delivered). I'm going to strip the play sand out because its so fine, it's dusty. I will be putting coarse sand in as soon as the freeze laws are off and I can get it delivered. I think the coarse sand is much better and I have had it in the first coop for almost 5 years.
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2015
  3. callen0912

    callen0912 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2015
    So whatever kind of sand I can find, just be sure and stay with coarse sand. This helps a lot. Thanks!
  4. Bullyshowgirl

    Bullyshowgirl Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 28, 2015
    Dixon IL
    We use Sweet PDZ instead of sand. It keep the smell down. You can buy it in the horse aisle. Its usually used in stalls.

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