I have sand in my chicken coop / run . It is a lean-to built on my horse barn , 20 wide x 50 long , has a tin roof so sand is covered . I have chainlink panels on three sides and use plastic tarps in the winter . This was my first winter using the sand and I love it . If the rain blew in it quickly dried out . The girls (40) were nice and toasty this winter with no added heat plus NO smell ! I ordered a dumptruck load so my sand is at least 6 inches deep .
Sorry about the mess , I am still improving as I go .
Edited by BirdWalkFarm - 4/14/12 at 6:37pm