I WILL NOT be able to use sand in Indiana right? In my coop? Or can I and just add a heat lamp. I have a wired keyless light that I can
Put a heat lamp
On and using sand there won't be a fire risk. Please advise. I'm just starting and the coop
Coming next week.
5x6 Amish style coop with 2 6 foot roosts.
the run is 8X12 and was
Going to be sand dirt leaves etc.
it get to 0 degrees herein winter. Thank you. I have 8 babies that will all be hens
Fire risk for sand? I don't think there is anything that would catch fire. I should think that wood chips would be a bigger risk for fire than sand.
The only thing is the cold. I do know that many people say the deep litter method generates more heat in the winter but if you have the heat lamps then I don't see sand being an issue. I'd try it and see how it works at least. If you find it's not working for you just throw down some wood chips on top of the sand?
Will the run be in the soil or on a slab? If it's on a slab why the dirt and leaves?