1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Never seen *this* reason for shavings...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ontimeborzoi, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. ontimeborzoi

    ontimeborzoi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 13, 2008
    Northern Neck of Va
    I'm back to shavings in my coop. Jeez. Had switched to sand and was very happy with how dry and odorfree the coop was staying. The sand performed as advertised : ) by experienced BYC'ers. But who knew it would bring out the neurotic obsessive compulsive in an otherwise fairly well adjusted person?!! Its so easy to scoop the poop from sand. So at first I just went out in the morning and scooped under the roost. How handy! How easy! Then I started scooping the whole coop. Next thing ya know I'm going out multiple times to scoop. Squatting down to make sure I got ALL the poop....
    Decided I was making myself nuts and it could only get worse, so put a load of shavings on top of the sand and am once again very happy with NOT scooping poop in my coop. Holy cow. I could have ended up like, living out there with my little cat box scooper.....
  2. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
  3. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

    May 8, 2007
    That's as addictive as popping bubble wrap! [​IMG]
  4. auntie hattie

    auntie hattie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 28, 2011
    That is to funny? I can so relate to this. Plus for me I think the inside of my house is going to pot. [​IMG] Chickens are suppose to be easy. Right?
  5. PegramPoultryProprietor

    PegramPoultryProprietor Out Of The Brooder

    May 21, 2010
    I can relate to a little OCD; I spend it in my moss gardens "rice picking " weeds. I could see myself with a little rake in the coop making Zen designs in the sand.
  6. KandiandJerry

    KandiandJerry Chillin' With My Peeps

  7. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 6, 2011
    Pacific North West
    Thats a bit AN*L Compulsive YOU THINK [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2011
  8. Melissa Rose

    Melissa Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 14, 2011
    South Texas
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  9. <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3

    <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 24, 2011
    Jacksonville N.C
    lol [​IMG] [​IMG]
  10. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    [​IMG] What's wrong with spending the day out there? [​IMG] This makes me want to try the sand in the coop!

    What a funny thread!!!
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2011

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by