I'm new at this and I have a few questions. We got 6 chicks on April 1 and I managed to get my wife to agree to allowing them to be fenced in under our deck and just outside our walkout basement door. She's a saint! They were all supposed to be hens - but I think one is a rooster. I know this will be a great set up in the winter so we can easily care for them. This will allow me to plug in a light, have a heater for their water, and collect the eggs without going too far. The downside of this location is going to be managing any odor. The question is - how can I best prevent or manage any smell since they will be so close to the house? I'm hoping to do it with the least effort possible. I can fence in as big of an area as needed if that will help. They currently have about 150 square feet of run to play in. So far, I've only noticed the smell a few times, but I'm sure it will get worse since they've only been outside for a couple weeks. The bottom of their coop has a hardware cloth bottom - so there is slowly going to be a build up underneath (it's about 2 feet off the ground). I'll be building a coop for them for the winter that will be insulated and have a vinyl floor. Any tips on a low maint. way of keeping the smell under control?