A friend of mine breeds chickens, she has a lot of coops and uses sand for bedding. It seems really cheap and simple to clean. I would like to do this also, but I want YOUR expertise. Do I need a specific type of Sand? Do I need to mix anything in the sand? If I scoop it like cat litter, do I still need to do 100% bedding changes? Are there any risks? Will it work well in summer heat and winter freezes? Anything else I should know? I have about 20+ chickens per coop. I brood in the garage, which I would still plan on using pine shavings unless sand works for babies.