When using sand in the coop...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Chicken Pimp, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. Chicken Pimp

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    jenniemig Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey, I'm in Jax too!

    I have play sand in my brooder and it is really fine and powdery. I am putting sand in my coop and run, and will be getting a medium grain sand like the yard or concrete sand. I think the larger grain sand will drain better than the fine. The only thing I would check on is if either of them have any additives like silica or chemicals.

    I am going to check with Mulch Depot for the sand, I bought my garden compost from them. They were the cheapest and the compost looks great.
     
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    Thanks you for the reply, I'll check out MM as well.
     
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    jenniemig Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just so you can compare...I called today, Mulch Depot has the yellow yard sand for $25 a yard. Let me know if you find it cheaper, I need 3 1/2 yards and $75 is too much to spend.
     

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