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people using sand in coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by AtRendeAcres, Sep 25, 2007.

  1. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    I picked up 1/2 a tonin pick-up truck!

    I completly change over to sand in coop & roost pit 3 days ago!


    I have been using a kitty litter scoop for around the pen! [​IMG]

    I love it! [​IMG] much cleaner

    I need something with a longer handle for my roost pit though?

    what do you use?

    I put my DE in the sand mixes great
    ((I was thinking of putting baking soda in there too))

    anyone do that?
    [​IMG]
     
  2. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2007
    My coop is sand too. I don't know how you have your roost set up but I use a small plastic shovel and and a pool screener to clean the sand. To sweeten it I use PDZ well mixed in to the sand.
     
  3. TundraChick

    TundraChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a expandable rake to pull it into a pile and then a pooper scoop...Works like a charm..
     
  4. greginshasta

    greginshasta Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Crazy4Chickens

    Crazy4Chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a long handled kitty litter scoop I bought from pet supermarket. It's metal and works great.
     
  6. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2007
    Greg, those won't work with sand. Got one, use it for more than you can imagine.
     
  7. featherfooted

    featherfooted Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a mini manure fork, the ones for miniature horses. They are smaller with the tines closer together. Works great. At the last miniature horse show I got 2, one for the horse and one for the chicken coop.
     
  8. horsewishr

    horsewishr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Really? I use the same fork. But I've got it lined with hardware cloth, so the poop doesn't slip through. Works very well.
     
  9. horsewishr

    horsewishr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Featherfooted, could you point me to one of these on the web? I have a small pitchfork, but the tines are spaced the same as my regular fork. I have a mini horse (as well as chickens), so I'd love one.
     
  10. featherfooted

    featherfooted Chillin' With My Peeps

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