Yes, we just recently learned about the sand as bedding.. for now we let them run and scratch around on the dirt. evt. we might put sand. For now the poop under the roosts is falling on a netting, which when it dries goes onto a removable board below it, where we collect it for compost, but definitely something to look into is the sawdust that cknidy mentioned for easier cleaning. Thanks you all for your input it's being appreciated !!