what kind of sand?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ufgrad98, May 31, 2011.

  1. ufgrad98

    ufgrad98 In the Brooder

    May 8, 2011
    there are so many different kinds of sand!! what kind is best to use in the run? i've looked online at some places near me and my choices seem to be: red mortar sand, extra white play sand, regular/white beige sand, c10 concrete sand, fill sand (tater dirt), screenings, abc rock base, #78 gravel, #67 gravel, pit gravel. Please HELP a newbie out so I don't make a mistake!
  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    well I wouldn't get the red one unless my chooks were all read- it likely has clay in it.
  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    We chose construction sand - not sure which "number" that is, but I'm sure the gravel or mulch company will. It's very coarse w/pea gravel mixed in. I would def. buy it by the scoop (truck load) rather than in bags - much cheaper.
  4. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
    I use "washed" sand.

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