I am trying the deep litter method in my coop. I have 2 hens. My mixture is dirt, sand, and wood shavings. I was reading on the internet NOT to put DE or any other pesticide in the deep litter. and that's where I screwed up. I do have DE and permethrin in my deep litter (we had a bout of scaly leg mites). Did I completely screw up? Should I remove the litter I have in there and just use sand and start over in the spring? How do you know your deep litter is working? I don't smell any odors, it's pretty open. When I turn it, about once a week or so, I do not see any poop, just a dark colored "dirt". It's about 4-5 inches thick. Thank you in advance!