Greetings to the community - this is my first post (stemming directly from the impending arrival of my first-ever chickens). We are converting a horse stall in our barn to a coop, and am trying to understand what will be the best floor litter. Specifically, I'm wondering about composting compatability. For those folks who are using pine shavings -- are you simply putting the shavings into the compost pile? Doesn't that affect the compost acidity when it has broken down? I like the idea of the shavings, primarily because of weight. I also like the simplicity of sand (but am kinda worried about trying to move it around to throughly clean). But droppings would then be added directly to the compost pile without Ph changes from pine. No? Thank you for your thoughts, and apologies if this is covered elsewhere - I tried to read as much as I could before asking.