Why so much sand?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by crayon, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. crayon

    crayon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I notice that most people who have runs have no grass- but mostly what looks like sand. Why is this? My chickens are more free rangers during the day- so they do not have a "run"- but I am wondering why? And when we put them up in the new coop all winter should we have a section for sand?

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    Last edited: Aug 22, 2011
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Sand drains well and helps lots of people avoid the stinky mud pit run.

    Imp
     
  3. georgiagail

    georgiagail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Many have found sand in runs helps to keep the odor down. We've noticed a big improvement when we began using sand.

    Gail
     
  4. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I recently started using sand in my Serama Hutch, and I haven't noticed the smell anymore, and when they lay their eggs in it, it doesn't get them all coated in ___ like when I used shavings. A+++ on the San! [​IMG]

    ~ Aspen [​IMG]
     
  5. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    I notice that most people who have runs have no grass

    Runs have no grass because the chickens kill it​
     
  6. Amethyste

    Amethyste For Love of Boo...

    Quote:Runs have no grass because the chickens kill it

    Killing is an understatement [​IMG] Annihilate might be a better term lol
     
  7. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Quote:Runs have no grass because the chickens kill it

    Killing is an understatement [​IMG] Annihilate might be a better term lol

    [​IMG] x2

    ~ Aspen [​IMG]
     
  8. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Killing is an understatement Annihilate might be a better term lol

    I was too lazy to type annihilate [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2011
  9. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens love to bathe in the sand.The land where I live is all sand. One thing for sure it drains well.
     

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