OR just let the litter go into the coop. This will give your girls even more good stuff to scratch through.
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Ok I understand what I need to do but my actual coop is at the level of the current ground so if I build up a foot... Then I'd be burying my coop...
I don't want to have to raise my coop.... I'm not sure what would be easier raising the op or digging out a foot of muck?
Use the DL in the coop, as Enola says. Every year you can remove the composted materials~the litter eventually turns into soil/compost~ and place them on a garden or even sell them....this should keep your coop from getting buried. It takes a long, long time to get a coop buried in this manner, so I wouldn't get too fussed over that detail. It will all keep your chickens healthier and take away the stench and moisture on soil that is stagnant and won't drain.
I wouldn't start digging....it's useless work that won't accomplish anything that you are wanting.