So our coop will be done in about 2 weeks and the girls will be moving in. I will have the 4x6 coop attached to a 12x18 run. I am going to have course sand with pea gravel for the outdoor run and I plan to use pine in the coop itself along with some DE in the shavings and the sand outside. My question is, how often do I need to complely muck out the coop? I am hearing that using the deep litter method you only need to totally clean it out 2x a year? With my brooder, I am scooping the top layer every couple days and totally replacing once a week. I was planning to do the same with the coop. BUT - if I dont need to do it that often, I could save a ton in shavings. I want the girls to be clean, healthy and happy so tell me how you all do it?? Also - My nest boxes are attached at the floor level so I cant really get the litter too deep... Did not really think about that before but I guess that limits me a bit.