I incubated eggs for the first time, and they hatched about 3 months ago. We bought a coop not long ago, and I spray painted it. [LOOONG before the chicks were put in it for the first time] Now it's getting kinda messy. There's not anything on the walls, but the bottom is getting a little soiled with droppings. [Remember, this is my first time with chickens] I wasn't sure If i should rake the bottom or what. I mean, the problem with raking is that I have chicken wire on the bottom to keep out predators, so I wouldn't be able to rake. Should I just put some dirt over the chicken wire so I could rake, or what? Again, this is my first time, so I probably seem like an idiot for not knowing this. Thanks! Pip Peep Yanna -My coop from a weird angle. I woulda got it from right in front but there's a tree in the way of where I'd have to stand. -That's the inside of my coop. All the droppings and stuff are on the bottom. -Those are my three little chickies in the outside part of their coop. It looks kinda small, but I let them out a LOT.