1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Which sand to get for run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Tigger123, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. Tigger123

    Tigger123 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 19, 2016
    I need to redo my chicken run as it is full of mud and have had so much rain it is not very nice to walk in to. Can anyone advise on which type of sand is best to use? I have been told sand is best.
  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    you can just use sandbox sand
    1 person likes this.
  3. Gridguru

    Gridguru Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2016
    Dallas, TX area.
    I would highly recommend washed construction sand. It's more course, and less of an breathing irritant than the finer stuff. I've heard sandbox sand might not be the best due to some chemicals added for coloring, etc...
    1 person likes this.
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
  5. tammyr2016

    tammyr2016 New Egg

    Jun 23, 2016
    I got fill sand. It was cheap and it smells so much better than the mud. No problems so far.
    1 person likes this.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by