Sand or Shavings for Cool Rainy Climate

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Dukeofhawg, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. Hi All, I am just a week or two away from taking my new chicks out to the coop. I need some advice. For anyone who lives in a cool, rainy and windy area, whould you recommend sand or deep litter in the coop?
     
  2. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    I have sand in mine now. I was using pine shavings, but once it gets wet, it stinks. During the spring and fall it rains quite a bit. With lots of wind. The sand will keep them cool in the summer also.
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Sand is the way to go. Keeps the bug population down as well.
     
  4. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    Cocci thrives in humid conditions, and straw and shavings are excellent supporters of molds.
     
  5. Sounds like you guys know what's right.... I'm going with your advice, thank you!
     

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