Originally Posted by MotorcycleChick
I am telling you, Sally had not responded when I started typing. That is the second time that has happened to me in a week!
Thank you, Sally. I was about to PM you, and ask you to answer her correctly (I don't incubate ... yet).
LOL Great minds think alike Mchick!!
#1, I should stop posting. 3 in a row is too much.
#2, The sand is drying, so much easier and faster to scoop poop.
#3, I have learned that 18 chickens poop a LOT more than ten!!
#4, The blue tarp that I put under the sand needs to be cut or staples to the wall better. The chickens keep getting poop in the folds at night. I shake the poop out but that is going to get old fast.
I really am liking the sand. It is more work, but if I had a poop board like a lot of you (?) I would have been cleaning poop daily anyway. This is much cleaner, and I do think it has a lot of benefits. Sand makes a better dust bath than wood chips for one! Grit is already there, and any food spilled on the floor (from the hens running from the roosters) can be seen, and picked up. No wasted food!
I seen a poop board that actually has a handle centered on the outside of the coop! you shake it like a coal stove! but they suggested angling the board coving with shelf liner and adding just a tad of sand/shavings so that the poop rolls off better, and then it has a long collection tube at the end!!! I cant find the link... Call me Mrs. LinkaHappy!