I wonder if it makes it a difference how rainy it is there? I want sand because it's so rainy here, but I'm worried about it getting washed away, so I'm pretty much building retaining walls around the whole run. I'm just thinking of it as another raised bed, but with chickens not veggies
I like the sand idea, but I think it would be a bit of a mess here in Portland. We have so much rain 9 months of the year, and wet sand is hard to rake droppings out of. I'm going with a deep litter on the run floor for now...seems to hold up in the rain better.