Hi, I have a funny 2 story coop - all they do is sleep upstairs and access the nesting box, downstairs is really only used while standing to be let out in the morning and for a bit of shelter sometimes if it is pelting down. I currently use shavings in the coop up and down. With them obviously being asleep a lot longer at the moment and the chooks being older so doing bigger poos and I have too many really for the space but havne't had time to build my big walk in coop yet (I know my bad - chicken maths got me!) it is really hard work keeping on top of the poop. I find it really difficult to seperate the poop off the shavings so end up just mixing in and putting more on top or pulling a whole heap out which in one way is fine as it will get used in the garden but it is costing lots to keep changing it all the time and taking lots of time. I've not been sold on sand as a floor covering in a coop or run but wondering if in my situation if it would work well to have the upstairs roosting area totally sand covered? Would it be easy to rake the poop every day or 2 if I did this or will it be a worse nightmare than the shavings? My other concern is thatsome of them seem to still sleep on the floor and not the roosts (but it is in a corner I cna't easily get to to lift them on) - is this a huge problem on sand? Would love any other ideas anyone may have. Thanks in advance.