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

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    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

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    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

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  4. jdoane

    jdoane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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