First of all, thanks again to everyone for answering all my newbie questions! I am clear that I'm going to be using pine shavings inside the henhouse, but I'm not sure what to do about the run in my particular situation. It's a covered run--the same roof covers both the henhouse and the run, all enclosed with hardware cloth. It is built on a packed gravel surface on a slight slope, so it will stay pretty dry. Somehow I was under the impression that I would use the deep litter method with pine shavings in the run as well as the henhouse. Is that crazy? Or should I put sand in the run? Seems like it would be easier to just have pine shavings everywhere--that way I could just sweep out the henhouse into the run. Advice, please!