for those who use sand in their brooders

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by flossyandprissy, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. flossyandprissy

    flossyandprissy Out Of The Brooder

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    How do you scoop out the poo? I tried a kitty litter scoop but the teeny chickie poo just falls through.
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    What I do is the tiny poo tends to collect along the top of the pile of sand that I have sifted. So I skim along the top and toss the top layer carefully-not too much.

    I do toss some sand out along with the tiny poo but at least it gets it out. Then eventually it all gets replaced but slowly...by then their poo is larger.

    Understand that I get a big pile of sand delivered nowadays- no more lugging bags from Home Depot for me.

    I hope this helps.
     
  3. jenniemig

    jenniemig Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found a pooper scooper specifically for sand at my local pet store. I think it was for reptiles. It works great:)
     
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  4. farmkids

    farmkids Out Of The Brooder

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    A cheap sieve from Walmart or goodwill? One with a handle.
     
  5. flossyandprissy

    flossyandprissy Out Of The Brooder

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    All good ideas!! Thanks!
     

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