I am thinking about building a bantam house next year and was going to try some new things with it since it will be smaller(I don't plan on getting many). My basic design that I'm tossing around is frame of pallets (we have tons) covered with painted plywood with a floor and just sit it on the ground, and have the roof lift off or lift up to clean it. I thought then that if I had it on the ground I might try using sand as the litter instead of shavings (what I'm using now) I assume it works kind of like kitty litter? Has/is anyone doing that? Do you recommend it? I thought it might be easier using that than buying and disposing shavings.