What type of sand is best for chicken coops??

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by DemonicJessica, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. DemonicJessica

    DemonicJessica Out Of The Brooder

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    My pap has bags of sand in the bed of his truck for winter.. He said I can have it for my chickens in the spring/summer. It's All Purpose Sand by Quikrete, and I've seen that it does have different sizes of grit/pebbles' in it.. Will it be ok for my chickens??
     
  2. chickencoop789

    chickencoop789 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im sure it will be fine. if there are any large pieces of sand the chickens will pick it up for grit anyway.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Depends on how and where you will use it.
    Sand is not often the best choice for coop bedding or run.
    Read up on it....read a lot!

    Advanced search>titles only>sand
     
  4. KrisCVT

    KrisCVT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is the same kind I buy at my local Home Depot for the run that is off of my coop....no issues so far (except not planning the drainage well enough). I throw a little PDZ and DE in with it too...mostly because my ducks make the sand pretty damp pretty quick.
     

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