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Would this work as chick bedding?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by drewskimac, Feb 25, 2015.

  1. drewskimac

    drewskimac Songster

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    I just picked up some quikrete tube sand at my local lowes. Would this work okay as chick bedding?

    Should i put something on top of it? Underneath it?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Crowing

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    I have never used sand so I don't know if it will or will not work. But if you deiced on different bedding pine shavings from your local feed store works great.
     
  3. VixB86

    VixB86 Hatching

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    I have sand in the bottom of my chicks and they are doing ok


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  4. drewskimac

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    Thanks guys,
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member 5 Years

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    I used Quickrete fine sand (and a bit of PDZ when they were 2 weeks old) works great.

    But put their food and water on something solid (I used a tote lid on top of a couple 2x4s) for the first week until they learn to eat out of the feeder so they don't eat too much sand.
     
  6. drewskimac

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    Thanks for your helpful response :)
     

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