coop bedding is something we’ve experimented with over the years.
Straw, sawdust, and bags of
leaves are our current favorites, mainly because we like to use it as
top dressing for our fruit trees once the chickens deposit their
“gifts” and it needs changing.
One material we have not
tried yet is sand. If you don’t have fruit trees to feed, sand might be
worth trying if you want to keep the coop as clean as possible. I never
considered it until I recently read the Chicken
Chick’s excellent blog post on how she discovered the merits of
sand as a coop bedding material. It’s a lot like cleaning a litter box
for a cat. Scoop troubled areas once a day for best results.