What type of Sand?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Vickers58, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. Vickers58

    Vickers58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For those of you that use sand in your coops...what kind is best and how much/deep do you make it?

    thanks!
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I bought play sand from Lowes it's suppose to be safe builders sand is suppose to have something in it that's harmful I believe, I used pea moss sand and wood shaving in my duck/chicken/geese houses
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I just use a little sand with pea gravel under the swim pans - play sand.
     
  4. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just bought screened sand from the yard. I think it ran $14 per yard. ... But each yard is very heavy, don't plan on moving very much per trip, even if you've got a one ton truck.
     
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  5. FinnIslander

    FinnIslander Out Of The Brooder

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    OK... here's a question to those of you who are already using sand in your coops. I live on a small island in Alaska and there's basically three types of sand that's readily (and freely) available to me: fine, medium, coarse. As you can see there's bits of clam shells already mixed in. What do you think might work best? Thanking you all in advance for your input!

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  6. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd use all, depending on costs. Let the first layer, closest to the Earth be the coarsest, then work your way up to finer textured sand. I'd say you want your sand 4"-6" deep minimum. Depends on your substrate and any natural slope that you may have I think.
     
  7. FinnIslander

    FinnIslander Out Of The Brooder

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    I've got rocks then cobble as a base and was wondering how deep the sand should be... the 4-6" helps. Good thing the doors I've built are all set higher than that! Thanks! ~ Keith
     

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