The deeper the litter the better. I am not sure that there is a wrong way to do deep litter. As long as your run is deeply bedded, is able to drain if the weather is wet, and does not stink, you are doing it right. Any time your deep litter has a bad smell, just add more dry litter and let the chickens stir it up.
Yeah, that's how I thought it was supposed to be done but got thrown off by the comment above mine and more added this bit (the bold) to avoid stepping on toes haha i don't like to upset people so tend to try to agree even I'm countering it. Even been told I don't have my own opinions. 😂
But don't a lot of people let it compost inside the run? Not saying there's no clean up and I'm sure there's a lot of people doing it wrong so I am trying to understand it more cause to me it does seem kinda gross to just completely leave poo in it but from what I've seen recently it seems like people do do that and let the chickens do all the work of turning it and and it composts fine/turns into a forest floor/mini environment if it's left alone long enough? Or not?