I have a question I am sure someone can help me with. We have a raised coop and the floor is made from an old pallet. At first we did not put anything in it but then decided to put hay to help with clean up. My question is about the deep litter method. Is it okay to leave the hay and simply add to it. I am having a hard time not worrying about the waste. But I have read a lot about the benefits of letting it add up and only cleaning once or twice a year. We are composting what we pull out (new to that as well lol). And while I am on the subject...we have some chicks in a brooder and using hay for them as well. I have the same question about allowing it to build and simply adding to it. I would appreciate any help I can get. Thanks!