What should I be doing in this regard? We have 2 hens in an 8 ft by 4 ft run with coop. The coop is off the ground with a poo tray covered with pine shavings and DE (food grade), which I clean out weekly. The run bottom is hardware cloth for predetor proofing, on that I've put pine shavings, dirt and leaves. The run is not covered except with hardware cloth again. Should I be disinfecting the run, their water bottle, etc. and with what and how frequently? We live in San Diego near the coast so it's been dry lately. There is some smell from the run and I put dry shavings in yesterday. What else should I be doing to keep things clean, dry and sanitary. They spend a lot of time in the run. I allow them to free range about 2-4 hours a day. I worry so much when they are out!! Also, when they free range and poo all over the yard I step in it and then have to leave my shoes outside. I'm up to four pairs out there already. The dog runs out there and I'm sure steps in the poo then comes in the house. Should I be worried about germs and bacteria tracking into the house? What's a good way to deal with this issue? Thanks in advance!