This morning I put around 5 inches of sand in my run. Not in my coop, it has shavings because I heard that sand wasn't good in a coop. (Not insulating enough?) I was wondering how often I would need to scoop the poop out of the run with a pitch fork covered with hardware wire. It is 8'x10' and I have 7 7-week old pullets/cockerels. I will eventually end up with only 4 or 5 chickens because I have to give the roosters away. Also, it is under the playhouse so it stays completely dry, no matter how much rain pours. Once a week? Once a month?