Hi all, I've been researching old posts and Googling 'sand in chicken coop.' Who uses it, and where? In the coop or just in the run? My coops are built off the ground in a small barn/shed. My runs are on the small side, which is why I became interested in using sand for aesthetic purposes and possible dust bathing material. I've heard some argue that chickens simply aren't made to walk or live on sand. On the flipside, most people seem to LOVE using it!!! Need some updated input here. Many thanks ) ....Thought about using a layer of sand THEN shavings or straw on top of that in the coops.