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

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    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

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    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.
     
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  3. callen0912

    callen0912 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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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