not anywhere did any of those say dont use sand it wont work.....I simply pointed out the downside, which I unlike you backed up with documentation (the mixtue of sand and clay does not care if it has chckens on top or not) that supported my point....I then offered my own OPINION on the options. The OP asked for what to do. I simply offered an option besides sand. Thats what they were asking for. The OP did not say tell me how great sand is or even ask about sand. They simply asked for options. I am very glad it works well for you and how you want your chickens kept. Other things work well for other people.
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