Since getting back into chickens about a year and half ago, I incubated my own eggs 3 times and sold the pullets and raised the roos for meat in my kids playhouse. Afterwards, we would clean out the house for the girls to play again, etc. Well I bought chickens from school for the broiler contest, for my niece to take to the 4H contest. I did what I always did to protect the floor.......large cardboard boxes, with pine needles or oak leaves. Waterers up on bricks to keep it clean and lots of food. These broilers seem to be eating, pooping machines. They have the playhouse filthy in no time. They are very nice meat birds and I have tended to some, but as hard as I have tried to change out their litter, they mess it up. Today I slaughtered one and it was so dirty that instead of killing #2, I took every one of them out and completely cleaned everything and then replaced the litter, then all the feeding equipment, then I finished off by washing the remainding chickens in warm, soapy water and throwing the cleaned birds in the pine needles. I feel I need a special coop just to brood my chicks until they are slaughtering age, with lots of room and special feeders that those big monsters can actually fit their heads into and make a really long waterer out of 6 inch pvc pipe and a toilet float, so they never run out of anything. I am hoping that would be the solution to the mess. If I show up in a coop with a rake and start moving things around, they will stay away from me and maybe I can keep things clean. Otherwise, I'm not much better than the commercial breeders. Anyone with a practical suggestion for me to keep these broilers clean until freezer camp? As I can see it, the problem is worse with cornish X than RIRs or araucanas.