deep litter management. It's best accomplished using more natural materials, like dry leaves, grass clippings, garden debris, etc. Ideal DL builds up in the coop, and perhaps NEVER needs to be cleaned out, because it composts. You simply keep adding to it and remove some if it gets too deep. It requires a floor and walls that are not prone to rot, and works best in a coop with a floor that is bare earth. If I were building a stick build coop for DLM, I think I'd use cinder block base, build my wood frame on top of that, and run a skirt around the outside of the cinder blocks. The blocks would keep the framing away from ground and DL contact. I've not been able to perfect DL in my wood floor coop, but have a wonderful system in my earth floor cattle panel coop. Bee Kissed is the queen of DLM.