I have been using the deep litter method in my small bantam coop, but I want to move away from that because I think my coop is just too small for it to work well; for the shavings-to-poop ratio to be right I have to add way more shavings over the course of a winter than I have room for height wise. Plus the door opens onto our back sidewalk so the shavings always get all over it and look messy. And I live in the city with a small yard so I really don't need that much compost, nor do I really know what to do with it when I do clean it out. I know it is not supposed to stink but sometimes it still does and I noticed a decent amount of flies in the summer, and since I have close neighbors I don't want either of those. So I was thinking of once I clean out the shavings putting down a bunch of Stall Dri, and using a muck rake to scoop it like a giant litter box each week. Would that work well? My main goals are to keep it drier, stink free, limit flies, but not have it be something I have to do every single day. And what is the best option for the run? It is also small but about 5 times as big as the coop. I put wood chips down and that seemed to work ok in the summer, but now after a winter of being compacted, snowed and pooped on it is stinky and way too poopy. I put a bunch of lime on it and tried to stir it up but only the very top layer is unfrozen yet and that is pretty much solid poop. Do I need more wood chips? Any better options? Thanks!