I realize this is not a coop construction post, but I really wasn't sure where else to post it so-- sor-ree! I've got 9 (at the moment) chickens, 12 weeks old, in an approx. 4W x 6L coop. I've been using the deep litter method inside, wood shavings. I keep it about 4 inches deep, and every week or so I use my dustpan to scoop under to the bottom layer and bring it to the top, then mix it all up a little. I wasn't doing anything, at first, except adding new shavings when it looked like it was too low, but then it started getting a bad ammonia smell. Well, yesterday I was doing my little scoop-n-flip thing, and, as usual, I brought out any real hardened clumps to put in my compost; when I really looked at what was in the dustpan, I saw all these little BUGS moving all over the place. It wasn't maggot, but I don't know what they are. Is this normal? Am I not following the right steps for DLM?