Designing my coop now while the chickies are growing up. What are the pros and cons of the Deep Litter method versus having poop trays under the roosts? (I do keep a garden in which to use all that natural fertilizer!) Also, I have a lovely 2-acre yard, gently sloped, covered in East Texas grass and partially shaded by mature oak and sweet gum trees. What are the pros and cons of free ranging vs. enclosing their run? (I tend to be lazy.... no, efficient! and prefer to use methods that will take less maintenance! To me that sounds like deep litter and free-ranging, but then wouldn't everyone be doing it that way?) Thanks!