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

    Apr 8, 2014
    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

    Jul 1, 2012
    New Jersey
    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

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    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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  4. KrisCVT

    KrisCVT Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2015
    Central Massachusetts
    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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