Chicken Coop Bedding: Sand, the Litter Superstar. [excerpt] "Due to location of our coops at the bottom of a hill, adjacent to wetlands, we have always used sand in our runs. We purchase 2 yards of sand each year at the cost of $15 per yard. It drains brilliantly, which is important to the health of our flock as wet conditions are a breeding ground for coccidiosis. The runs are easy to clean and the sand keeps odors and flies to a minimum." #backyard #chickens #coop #run #mud

Chicken Coop Bedding: Sand, the Litter Superstar

Washed, construction grade sand is a better litter choice for the coop and run than play sand. Chicken Coop Bedding: Sand, the Litter Superstar

So you want to build a chicken coop, and you're looking for the perfect chicken coop plans? Get started with our easy guide to raising…

How to Build a Chicken Coop in 4 Easy Steps [2nd Edition]

So you want to build a chicken coop, and you're looking for the perfect chicken coop plans? Get started with our easy guide to raising backyard chickens

The very first time I laid eyes on Kraemer House, one of my first thoughts was where's the garden?  At some point there had been an apple orchard but no signs of an established garden space.  It to...

Easy Backyard Chicken Coop Plans

The very first time I laid eyes on Kraemer House, one of my first thoughts was where’s the garden? At some point there had been an apple orchard but no signs of an established garden space.

Another 'poop board' set-up Love the idea of baskets for nest "boxes" and the reach-in tubes are almost Seussian. Not sure they would actually work but really cute.

This design should work in our coop. Poop boards great idea (but made so you can scrape into a wheelbarrow. I like the two roost design and the feeder and water location.

Pond Liner in floor of coop, allows - hosing out to clean. - draft proofs floor in winter SMART!

Pond Liner in floor of coop, allows - hosing out to clean. - draft proofs floor in winter- super idea!

Grow vines over chicken coop. Shade for the chickens and if the vine dropped excess fruit - Self feeding chicken coop!

Grow vines or wiesteria over chicken run for shade & safety from hawks. Why didn't I think of this? This spring we'll find out how easy it is or isn't to transplant grape vine. chickens,Coops,Gardening/Canning/Stocking/H

Sand Creek Post & Beam : Perfect Garden House!

I love this chicken coop! Barn Homes, Cabins, Garages, Commercial Projects, Garden Sheds

It’s that time of year when I do a major coop cleaning and this year, it's an easier task than ever before due to a few simple modifications that were made in our coops.

5 Tips for a Cleaner Coop with Less Effort

It’s that time of year when I do a major coop cleaning and this year, its an easier task than ever before due to a few simple modifications that were made in our coops.

Chicken Coop Bedding: Sand, the Litter Superstar. [excerpt] "Due to location of our coops at the bottom of a hill, adjacent to wetlands, we have always used sand in our runs. We purchase 2 yards of sand each year at the cost of $15 per yard. It drains brilliantly, which is important to the health of our flock as wet conditions are a breeding ground for coccidiosis. The runs are easy to clean and the sand keeps odors and flies to a minimum." #backyard #chickens #coop #run #mud

Chicken Coop Bedding: Sand, the Litter Superstar

Chicken Coop Bedding: Sand, the Litter Superstar. [excerpt] "Due to location of our coops at the bottom of a hill, adjacent to wetlands, we have always used sand in our runs. We purchase 2 yards of sand each year at the cost of $15 per yard. It drains brilliantly, which is important to the health of our flock as wet conditions are a breeding ground for coccidiosis. The runs are easy to clean and the sand keeps odors and flies to a minimum." #backyard #chickens #coop #run #mud

Chicken Dustbath & Feeder Shelter. Just fill the base with sand or dry earth and your chickens will love it (and it will save the flowerbeds).

Just fill the base with sand or dry earth and your chickens will love it (and it will save the flowerbeds).

Chicken roosting bars with a dropping board. Plus check out a tour of our chicken coop!

Our Chicken Coop Tour

Chicken roosting bars with a dropping board. Plus check out a tour of our chicken coop! **old countertop! Perfect for cleaning

Poop scoop. 2 inches of coarse sand in the coop. You’d be surprised at how this eliminates the smell! And I only scoop twice a week – still no smell. Twice a year – January and again in July – I take out all the sand and start over. During the July cleaning, I pick a hot day to scrub it down with soap and water… and the earlier the better, so it has time to dry before I replace the sand. No one will ever know I have chickens.

So why is this wire mesh attached to my pitchfork? Because I've turned our chicken coop into one big litter box. After doing this for the last year or so, I can easily say that this method is a winner. I added a layer of coarse sand to the bottom of

Daily Chicken Manicures: Using sand in the chicken coop and run.

Easy Backyard Chicken Coop Plans

Sand is becoming a very common coop bedding. Sand has so many benefits.

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