I am sooo sick of my chicken coop having to be cleaned out every other week ! And if i don't it just stinks !! Y U C K Y !!! I use pine shavings in both my coop and my boxes (also on top because my rooster sleeps up there )!!!! I was researching about the deep litter method and it seems like it would be messy and stinky !! Also I was researching about the use of sand, can the chickens become impacted from the sand if they eat it?! sorry it is so late but i have been needing a solution for a while !!!!!! THANK YOU !!!!!!