Hi all. I am getting ready to bring my first flock of hens home this spring. They are still on the farm growing but I have my four babies all picked out and tagged! Though I have a feeling I'll be leaving the farm with at least one more. We purchased a coop with three nests and a roost. My questions are: 1. How often do I need to replace the hay in their nesting boxes and when I remove the hay can it be composted? 2. How often would I need to change the shavings or hay from the floor of the coop? I've heard of a deep litter method but not sure I understand it. I don't want the coop to get too smelly. 3. Should I offer my hens scratch every day? Thanks for the support!