Our chicks are a little over 2 wks old now (and doing great! wow, do they grow fast! ) and we are looking to get our coop hopefully weekend after this coming one. We are planning on using the deep litter method for the floor of the coop, but I have a question about the use of DE-- I keep seeing in threads about DLM that DE is sifted over new shavings, but I haven't seen anyone say how much DE. Could someone give me an idea? Also, I saw something about the moisture content when using DLM, that if it gets too dry it can cause respiratory problems. Does any do anything regularly to keep the bedding from becoming too dry? Thanks!