We have had our 4 chickens outside in their new coop for about a month. We have sand on the floor, because I've read it's easy to clean. Well it's not, lol! I tried using a litter scoop or a rake, but it just makes a mess. I am considering moving to deep litter. anyone with a sand floored coop have suggestions to make it easier? Or should I just give up and go to shavings? For 4 chickens, in an 8X4 coop, it shouldn't be so much work to keep it from getting so gross. I found an egg in a big pile of poop under the roost today. It's starting to smell bad, too, which I know is not good for them. These are some messy little creatures. They've eaten all the grass in their run and have dug several holes, which of course fill with rainwater and create mud puddles, which they just love to talk around in. Eww!