I am new to the world of chickens! I was wondering what people use for bedding in their coops....I have my girls on straw at the moment (I have only had my girls for a week now) I am finding the straw dirty and hard to clean.....poop everywhere!!! With the nights still getting really cold around here I don't have much of a choice, but in a few weeks I was thinking about swapping them over to a sand / wood pellet mix. Thoughts? And how the heck are you suppose to keep straw bedding clean????? I have 8 little ladies and the sure do make a mess!!!