I've seen a lot of discussions about different kinds of ways to cover the ground of the coop run but not a single topic asking to choose what is best. I'm in the process of building my coop (5'x5' coop with a 5'x10' enclosed run) and would like to hear from you guys what you think is the best for a coop run. Here is a few things you should know about my setup: - 4 to 5 hens - Hens will free range in the enclosed yard when we are home during the day but will be kept locked in the enclosed run when we are not around - Yard has lots of bugs, weeds and grass for the to enjoy. There will also be food in the run. - I'm building my run with a 6" foundation in expectation of the possibility that I might use pine shavings on the ground - Coop will have full roof covering to prevent from getting wet during normal rains but some rain will get in if it is windy So, what do you think? Sand, plain dirt, gravel or pine shavings?