Where did you buy sand for your coop??

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by tiffanyg2, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. tiffanyg2

    tiffanyg2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And is there any particular kind of sand to put in the coop. Trying to figure how much I would need and where I should buy it from, it's for a 5.5 X 3 coop? Thanks Chicken Luvers [​IMG]
     
  2. georgiagail

    georgiagail Chillin' With My Peeps

    I bought ours from a local place that sells mulch, compostost, nursery mix, etc.

    I mention this because I live in Augusta Georgia and it's right on the border with South Carolina (where you live).

    Bricko Farms outside of BeachIsland sells a "pickup" truck load of sand for $15. Actually, since I drive a small pickup, they suggested half this size due to the weight of the sand. For $7.50 we got (literally) a ton of sand.

    Gail
     
  3. Kaitie09

    Kaitie09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We get play sand at Home Depot. Here, is it around $4.50 for a 50lb bag. I would suggest buying about 4 bags to start with, although I think that will be enough. We have a 2'x10' poop board and that used up 2 full bags.
     
  4. tiffanyg2

    tiffanyg2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys! I have a local place that sells it by the scoop and I have Lowes next to my house so its a matter of figuring out how much I want and who has the better price!
     
  5. tiffanyg2

    tiffanyg2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just called Henson's by me and they sell white sand for $16. for a half of scoop which is equivalent to about 1000 pounds of sand.... I definately think I'm going that route, it would cost me that much alone buying 4-6 bags (50lbs) each at Lowes Then I would have extra sand to spread around the yard for the girls [​IMG]
     
  6. Kudzu

    Kudzu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought a dump truck load, 15 yards, $128.00 +/-, enough to last me for years. I checked out our yellow pages and called them, two days later I had all the sand I needed and more.
     
  7. fireguy56

    fireguy56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try Playsand from Home Depot or Lowe's. Easy to handle in bags and not terribly expensive if ya don't want or need a whole truck load delivered. Good luck
     
  8. littlefork

    littlefork Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I contacted one of our local delivery places, they wanted $34 a ton and $120 to deliver it, but said they would not delivery only a ton, we should come and pick it up. And to top it off they were super rude, I realize that homeowners are probably not their biggest customers but do you have to be sooooo rude!!!! We do not have a truck, probably should but can't justify the cost right now. So we will be hauling 50 lb bags from the Lowes, probably four at a time in the car until we get what we need.
     
  9. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I read elsewhere here that it should be construction sand, not play sand. Does it really matter?
     
  10. CarolynF

    CarolynF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We got it at the landscape supply where they sell soil, mulch, etc. Just hauled it in the pickup truck. Cost is $26 per yard, but we didn't need that much, the rest is going into the garden or into buckets for future use. I have about 4" deep in the run and 2"-3" in the coop. Love it!
     

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