Chickens and sand

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Madrat

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Chickens and sand
« on: January 05, 2017, 16:05 »
Since we had to confine our girls, I filled a cat litter tray with play sand, thought they might like to bath in it (they didn't) they do like to scratch in it though and eat it  ??? is this OK for them?

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Re: Chickens and sand
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2017, 16:23 »
They have grit which gets ground to sand in the gizzard so should not be a problem.

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Re: Chickens and sand
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2017, 18:35 »
 :lol:

They love it

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Re: Chickens and sand
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2017, 07:33 »
Play sand is fine.

If you are going to do it regular just get sharp or silver sand from a builders merchants it will work out much cheaper.

Don't get building sand which is the red stuff because you will end up with red chickens.

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Re: Chickens and sand
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2017, 12:26 »
That's good to know

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Re: Chickens and sand
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2017, 15:27 »
If you put some Diatom or equivalent in with the sand this will help to prevent beasties as well.  :)
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted!!

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Re: Chickens and sand
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2017, 15:33 »
I was thinking the same thing  :tongue2:

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Re: Chickens and sand
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2017, 16:28 »
dry soil and ash is good for bathing

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Re: Chickens and sand
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2017, 16:32 »
Not much chance of dry soil round here at the moment  :lol:

Also how would you make sure the soil wasn't contaminated?

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Re: Chickens and sand
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2017, 22:02 »
 i would buy a grow bag

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Re: Chickens and sand
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2017, 22:59 »
They are always wet when I get them 



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