Hi everyone. I just started keeping hens in May. I got two of them......then hatched 4 of their eggs. So far all the chicks look like pullets my coop is 16 square feet and the run is 45. I am having problems with flies and stink in the run. My husband is quite unhappy about it. I was using the deep litter method, but I don't think it is deep enough and I think I should've been turning it more. I just ordered sweet dpz from amazon and I am hoping that will help. The chicks are almost ready to go in the coop, and if I have smelly troubles with two.......well you get the idea. Half the run is uncovered and I plan to tarp that over either today or tomorrow. Anyway, in your opinion, are six birds too many for the deep litter system or should I switch to sand? We don't have sufficient composters for all the poop which is why we went with the deep litter in the first place.