So I have learned so much from this site over the last few months but this is my first time posting. I have searched and searched trying to find a good answer to my question but nothing exactly like my coop. I just moved to a new house and my coop is now right next to my deck and house. SO I am looking for a new method to keep the coop clean and low odor. The deep litter method really didn't work on a coop this small. I get 2 layers and all the shavings start falling out on the ground. Here is my ideas. I currently have 3 Easter Eggers, 3 Rhode Island Reds. I have put my coop right up against the underside of my deck. I plan on enclosing the underside of the deck to give the chickens a large run. My current coop has a run and a roost box. The Run is 42" x 108" and the roost box is 42" x 48". The current run is filled with sand/dirt and the coop I have been filling with shavings. I change the shavings every 2 weeks. But at the end of 2 weeks it has a pretty good odor going on. So was going to start changing it every week, but at this point I don't have a use for the shavings so it is a huge waste to throw away that much shavings every week. So now my thoughts are to either A) change my roost and put in a singe roost across the 48" length of my coop and add a poop tray and add Sweet PDZ in the tray and scoop it every 1-2 days. or B) just leave the current roosts which at 2 tree limbs in an X pattern and just fill the entire area with Steel PDZ. My thing is with the area only being 43" x 48" I don't think I have enough room to put in 2 roost bars, and I don't think 6 chickens will fit on a single 48" bar. Also you can see in the pictures I will have to put the roost bar above the opening to the next box and door going outside so it will be pretty high. SO I thought about giving a friend of mine 2 of my chickens. But how many eggs will 4 chickens produce? Or do I leave the current 2 roost in the x pattern and fill the entire thing with Sweet PDZ? Will I still struggle to keep the smell down with 6 chickens? My Run will be huge so that will not be problem. The coop is rather small I think for 6 chickens. I added pictures so maybe y'all can come up with some better ideas.