What type of sand is best for chicken coops??

DemonicJessica

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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??
 

aart

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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!

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KrisCVT

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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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