Where to find sand for coop/run?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by robomb, Jun 23, 2017.

  1. robomb

    robomb Songster

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    I'm trying to clean up my chicken's coop and run, because we've had so much rain it's basically a mud and poop run. The straw is soggy and stinky. Where would I find sand and how do you figure out the quantity needed? I live in Vermont.
     
  2. PD-Riverman

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    I do not know about your Lowes but here they sell a 900+ lb bag for around $40. If they do not carry it or Home Depot then I would check with the redi-mix concrete plants----the ones that deliver cement in the cement trucks---they might sell you a big scoop. But how much you need? A bag usually does a 1/2 cubic foot that would be 6 inches tall x 12x12 wide. So if you wanted the sand to be 3" thick a bag would do 2 sqft. 2" thick/3sqft. Use general purpose/construction type sand----not the fine play sand.
     
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  3. robomb

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    Thank you PD-Riverman, very helpful
     
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  4. RonC

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    There are usually sand and gravel companies that landscapers use also. Do a search in your area. Most will deliver for $ and if you give then the dimensions they can calculate the amount you need for you.
     
  5. robomb

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    Wonderful idea! I'll do a search. Thanks
     
  6. Yep, I'd check Lowes or Home Depot. We just bought some all-purpose sand (for an unrelated thing) here in Cali for only $3 per 50 pounds.
     
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