OK, so i have decided that im going to put in place the DLM for winter, My coop is three storys and it consists of roosts and nesting boxes, so in side the coop is not an option, but i was thinking that my run could benifit from it. I am consistenly cleaning off chicken poop from the buttom of my shoes. my cleaning shedual is every other day clean out the poop from in side and change the shavings, and rake the run every weekend, then apply DE and fresh hay, BUT what if i don't rake and just keep adding? i have read for winter straw is better. and because i am using DE im not to worried about lice and mites. so i bought a huge bail of straw and am planing on throwing it all down this weekend, with a new dusting of DE; aswell as i plan on adding all the little pieces of bark my dog has chewed up, ( she must have broken down a small forest in willow bark this summer), and a good helping a shavings aswell.... is this a good idea? Is my mix of (STRAW, DE, Shavings, an small pieces of bark) good enough? Should i add something, or take out something else to make it better? and has anyone used the DLM for housing their Quial? i have a small coop and run for my four Quail, im asking this because i here it will help and keep out the cold.