I've had my 4 young chickens for 5 days now. About 6-7 weeks old. I have a small TS coop with a metal pull out tray for cleaning poop. I laid down pine shaving as litter and insulation against the cold metal. I'm realising I cant pull the tray out to scoop because the flakes are too deep so I end up bending and leaning inside to scoop. I'm thi king about switching to sand. I bought a 50 lb bag of natural sand from home depot to make up a dust bath for the winter months but discovered it is quite wet. How do you use sand as litter? It can't be wet and i cant see how to dry 50lbs of the stuff. I don't have a garage or basement to dry it in but don't really want to dry it in my livingroom or kitchen. Advice?