Hello Dear Chicken Friends! I need y’all’s assistance! I have kept chickens before, but that was 15 years ago, and we lived in a farm and the chickens mostly lived outside and roosted in the trees (Mexico). Now, after finally getting the chicken coop built, I have debating if I should do the deep litter method or use sand. I have read so much about this, its a passionate subject. I do garden, and have 3 large garden beds, 10 fruit trees, and plenty of flowers/herbs/bushes. I was thinking of trying the deep litter method, so I could use the decompose matter directly into my garden beds. Not sure if I can do that with sand. Also, I see that people talk about adding DE, but DE kills worms, and I want the worms in my garden beds, so after moving the decompose matter, will it kill my worms? I am planning to start with 2 hens, and then every two years will add 2 more, and until I have 6. Any advise, will be welcomed. I live in Houston, so its hot & humid year round.