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Scoop for sand bedding

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Hello,

Questions for the sandy coop people. What size holes or spacing does the sand scoop need to have?

 

Heard from chicken chik 1/2" is too much. Thinking .25" would be better. I am going to weld up my own heavy duty scoop. Plan is to drill a bunch of small holes in it for the sand to fall through. But the poop stays in shovel.

 

Also, same question but for baby chicks? Their poop is smaller(ish)

 

Thanks

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Way smaller...like 1/16 to 3/32 ".......depends on how much you want back into the sand.

I use a mesh office organizer basket on my poop boards.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/621363/poop-board-convert-warning-graphic-gross-poop-pictures/1100#post_13179595

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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