Deep Litter or Sand? I can't decide.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Tigertrea, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. Tigertrea

    Tigertrea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am getting my chicks this week and need to build my coop. I am trying to decide between using deep litter and using sand. I can get sand for free or next to nothing from my hubby's work. We will have a cement floor in the hen house because we get the cement for free also! (he drives a cement truck lol).

    anybody used both that can give me the low down on each method...pros/cons.

    My coop will be about 8X4 floor space and 5-6' high. I will be getting 10 chicks and they will have access to the outdoor 9X12 run during the day. I plan on doing compost in the run once they get rid of the grass. They will also free range with access to basically unlimited area once I am comfortable with them doing that lol.
     

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