My chickens have a coop,which is a large closet in my barn, and a yard, which is approximately 5'x30'. My question is how do i combat the smell from the chicken yard? Its not exactly a bad smell, well, it is bad, but not like ammonia or an unhealthy smell, just a chicken coop smell, and I dont like it much. It seems to stink up the whole back of my property. Is this normal? Its been rainy the past couple of days, so that may be why, but what do you do to clean the chicken yard? Rake it? turn over the chicken poop and dirt with a shovel, add fresh dirt often? Maybe 12 chickens are too many for that space? Im new to chickens and perhaps am missing an important cleaning element that I dont know about. its not the smell of the coop that Im concerned about, I know that will smell like chickens, its the air surrounding the chicken yard. It just kind of sits in the air in a 25 foot radius. Maybe its just because its wet right now.