Hey all! I've been researching and plan to switch to sand in my girls' run instead of dirt. The sand seems like it will work better, give better drainage, keep the odor down, and even provide a decent dust bathing material for the chooks that won't leave giant holes all through the run. Here is the main thread that I was reading about using sand: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/444759/got-sand-you-should I didn't get through the whole thing (77 pages), but most folks sound like they really like using it in both the run and the coop. I'd love to hear any Middle Tennessee thoughts on how well it works here to have sand. Also where are people getting the sand? Lowe's is selling a 1/2 cubic yard of sand (not playsand) for $36. A local mulch shop sells fine sand for $21 for 1/2 cubic yard. Much better price, but not sure if fine sand is appropriate for the chickens. I saw some folks on the BYC Facebook page expressing concern that the finer sands could cause impaction in their crops. Where did you get your sand? Anyplace offering good chicken sand for cheaper?