Sand in the run, Maintenance?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by eggcamefirst, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. eggcamefirst

    eggcamefirst Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 14, 2010
    Piedmont Triad, NC
    So I have several inches of sand in my run and I was wondering what you do for maintenance?

    Do you scoop out the poop once in a while (like kitty litter)?
    Do you water it down?
    Or just leave it?
  2. nurseshelly

    nurseshelly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2011
    Gilbert AZ
    Quote:I scoop the poop every few days, and add more sand every now and then. Now that it's hot, we do either spray it down or run misters. The girls love to sand bathe in the damp sand.
  3. dbounds10

    dbounds10 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 15, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    I rake it once a week and once a month run the tiller through it. We run the misters every day during the hottest part and they lay in the damp sand

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