I'm shandea, BTW, and I've been a member for a few weeks, but I wanted a more 'chickeny' name. I just got small coop built by a guy here in Raleigh and although we're going through a cold snap here and I can't put them outside just yet, my chicks are loving life in their coop - in the garage for now. I have 4 SLW's that are about 4 weeks old. I'm enjoying them so much I'm wondering though... when I clean out their coop, what do I do with the shavings? I think I read that I can't put it directly on my flowerbeds bc it may burn the plants? But if I let it pile up and 'compost', won't it stink? I really have to be careful because I have 3 houses very close to me and don't want to 'offend. I do like to be earth-friendly though and don't want this to go in the trash. What do you guys do with your poop?