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Sand as a ground cover in coop

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by dani813, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. dani813

    dani813 Out Of The Brooder

    May 18, 2008
    Has anyone ever used sand as a ground cover in their coops?? Was just curious if it would work or should I just stick to straw.
  2. mattyg85

    mattyg85 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 31, 2013
    yes I have recently converted to sand in both the run and the coop and I can honestly say I am glad I did. The main benefits is that it is easily cleaned with just a quick scoop with a cat litter scoop so you can go longer without a complete clean. It also reduces the smell as the sand smothers and neutralises the odour but every so often I will throw a scoop of bio-dri and mix that into the sand to give it a freshen up. You can leave it longer without a full clean so yes well recommended by me :)
  3. Weasleymum

    Weasleymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2008
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2013
  4. jdoane

    jdoane Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 7, 2013
    Western Massachusetts
    I have sand in my coop and love it. I have a small coop and I scoop it out daily with a cat litter scooper. Takes me about five minutes. About once a week I add some Sweet PDZ and DE. No smell.

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