Here is a photo of my coop for reference: This is my first time dealing with chickens. We have 4 hens that are still in a brooding pen but will be making this coop their home very soon. Per earlier recommendations from folks on this site, I will be adding an additional base of 2x6's to increase the depth on the bottom and utilize the deep litter method. I'll also be adding more ventilation to the coop. I have been doing some research on the deep litter method, and I understand everything, but I can't find specific information on one question I have. I know I start with 4-6" of pine shavings, keep it stirred around every few days so it doesn't cake up, and then add fresh bedding periodically. However, when I stir things around in there, do I just need to stir up the surface (like with a garden rake) or do I need to churn everything from the bottom up (like with a pitch fork)? I want to make sure I do this right so everything composts as it should. I am in East TX so you have a reference of climate. Please share your deep litter wisdom. Thanks!