silica sand idea

  • The Real Scoop on Using Sand in your Chicken Coop, Run or ...

    I read a study that said in part "Sand (silica) is very dusty and can lead to silicosis, a respiratory disease caused by repeated inhalation of fine particles, especially in younger hens."Let's face it, it's not a good idea to take any chances considering chicken's propensity to contract breathing issues due to their complicated respiratory systems.

  • 11 Unexpected Uses for Silica Gel Packets - WonderHowTo

    Though silica gel packets clearly instruct you to throw them away (and not eat them), you can actually keep them for a variety of unexpectedly practical uses around the home. Silica gel is a desiccant, a substance that absorbs moisture, which makes these packets perfect for keeping things extremely dry and moisture-free.

  • What is Silica Sand? (with pictures) - wiseGEEK