Originally Posted by Bigfamily4me
I read through all the posts. I certainly dont want you to get a big head with all these compliments but... I am so happy I found your thread!
I literally just hatched 3 chicks last SAt. I then lost 2 of them. I rushed around to find 2 new chicks so i wouldnt have a very sad singleton (boy did she cry!). The whole point of my yammering is this: I am about as new as a person can get to this chicken thing. I am SO pleased to know how I'm going to manage all the poop and not be totally grossed out by it! As my chicks are turning into poop machines, I have wondered. Thank you so much for posting and sharing what works for you! I never in a million years would have ever conceived this set up. Now when the big coop gets built, i will get it right the first time! Thanks so much!!!
Thanks Good Luck with your chicks and new coop, just watch out for chicken math
Originally Posted by Ole rooster
Back to your original post, what is causing the sand to smell. I clean mine out have no order whatsoever. I sure wish you could find out. Looking at your shovel/scoop with the HD on it, the 1/4 inch holes is letting an awful lot of poo back in the sand. Could that be the odor?
I'd really like to know. Why is mine so clean smelling?
Gosh, I wish I knew. I love the whole sand idea and I would love to use it on the floor of this coop also but the smell
I don't sift it everyday but I expect it to smell clean after I do. Seems the sand just holds the smell. I have a stall rake that I added 1/4" hardware cloth to- I use that to sift. I am able to sift all poops up with it, only tiny pebbles get through.
What do you use to sift? How many chickens do you have in it? Any advice for me?