Quick question for those using sand...
My chicks are six weeks old. Will their poop get bigger? I am finding that their poop falls through the cat litter scoop and a rake is usless to pick up their small poops. I have had to tape some window screening to the cat litter scoop for it to be effective but it makes clean-up that much more tedious.
PS - I've never had chickens before therefore the question.
I've been wondering the same thing - the cat scoop is a PITA! But maybe they will grow into it. We got a reptile scoop too, but it's too fine for the grit sized pebbles I put in there. Still trying to figure it all out.
oh, good times. something to look forward to
We're now on round 2 for the tractor, although this one may be too big to move around.
So, I am definitely thinking sand in the run and inside, to help with smell, etc.
Do y'all have a lot of wind? We have a lot of wind. And I do mean *a lot*. Like, hurricane force winds, dust storms and brown sky. We often say we have two seasons- windy and hot and windy.
It's nothing to get sand blasted outside, literally.
My biggest concern is if this is all going to blow around and be a problem. I'm thinking I can water it down to help on the really bad days, and inside won't be a problem. But I'd hate to put all that down, lose it the next day and give my neighbors a really great, free sandbox. Anyone have experience with sand and a lot of wind?