So my coop will be finished soon and I have been researching what type of bedding I should use. I thought sand would be great after reading all the positive reviews but then I came across one that said it was harmful. something about it irritating the lungs and throat when breathed in and it mentioned silica (sp) as well I believe. Is this true? Has anyone else heard this or agree with this? Poop board question: I'd like to use poop boards to make cleaning easier however in my coop there isnt any where that I could easily put them so I thought maybe I could put them on the floor. Like raise them up a few inches with like a 2 x 4 and the put hexagonn wire over it and on hinges so I could open it to clean it. Would this be worth the trouble or not? or any other suggestions?