I had my last indoor chicken for nearly 3 years in the house while trying to come up with a descent type of bedding. I tried EVERYTHING... except. SAND. Not sure why I didn't do it, maybe I thought it would be too dusty, or messy, but OMG, it makes it so much easier! The fine white washed playsand $5 a bag. I used 2 bags to fill my 2'x8' cage. I just quick scoop some poops with a strainer (cat scoop looses too much poop through the holes) sift a bit and voila, fresh as a daisy. It also works well at drying up those runny occasional poops. I had to section an area off so thier food and water would be just "floor" so it could be sand free, so less waste. but OH MAN, I can't believe I was changing bedding for so long. Scoop, fertilize lawn, scoop, fertilize.... And if it gets too icky, I can still throw it in the lawn. I'm excited, my new chickens are only 8 weeks old, but so far.... I'm definitly liking the sand.