Everything I've read says the deep litter method is the route you want to go. But my husband finds the concept disgusting and refuses to let me manage our coop this way. We live in the mountains of Northern California, and our weather is quite extreme. Nights go well below freezing, but from about the end of May thru October it is regularly over 90F during the day, sometimes even reaching over 110F! Flies are also a persistent issue in the summer, no matter how often I clean the coop nor how many traps I put up. So my husband believes the deep litter method to be inefficient for our needs. Is he correct? Does anyone out there use it while living in a warmer climate (texan's, arizonian's and new mexican's, I'm looking at you)? Or if not, what methods have you found to work well in your coop or run?