I just cleaned the run for the first time and Holy Cow what a mess!! The smell is unreal!! I shoveled it out and laid lime down then I poured some play sand over the top of the lime.. I feed my chickens with the 5 gallon homeade feeder and it seemed like SO much food was being wasted so I made a new one with smaller holes .. They still waste so much . I have the bucket up on blocks. I feel the worse of the smell is rotten food than the poop itself.. Is there any ideas you can share with me of feeders that you have found to be less wasteful??