Sand versus Dry Bedding

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by NewChick7, Mar 11, 2017.

  1. NewChick7

    NewChick7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any thoughts on using sand in your chicken coop instead of dry Bedding. pros and cons any thoughts??
     
  2. zephyricle

    zephyricle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hm.. never thought to use sand. I have a lenolium flooring in my coop for easy cleaning (because it's wood) and we put shavings in it. Sand I would assume would be a lot harder to empty out and get rid of. You can't exactly compost sand :/
    Shavings would most likely be warmer and easier to soak up moisture, whereas sand would just stay wet.
    Sand would be great for outside though! They love their dustbaths.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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