I came upon an idea when I was doing the current coop. The idea was to use peat moss for bedding. This had the advantage of soaking up bad smells, didn't need cleaning but once maybe twice per year, and could just be scooped up and thrown right into flower beds and gardens. I see most folks using pine/aspen shavings for their coops. I guess I'm wondering if anyone else used peat moss, or similar, and/or if those that use shavings have just learned a lesson I haven't yet. The peat moss is a little dirtier than shavings, but it's easy for the chickens to kick up so the poop gets buried easier, it doesn't really smell bad in the coop, I don't think it would be as easy for mites or other parasites to thrive in, and I like that it can all just be used as fertilizer once a year. I'm asking because building of Coop 2.0 is going to start in the next few weeks and I was going to use the peat again in the new coop. Thoughts, comments, concerns?