Chickens enjoy scratching inside the coop, as well as outside for greens, etc. But what they are eating IN the coop isn't spilled feed or scratch (which I don't give them), but small pieces of their wood shaving bedding and--I would assume--pieces of their poop, as well. This does not overly concern me, but should it? I don't think there is a way to avoid this (I do deep litter, btw). It is impossible to contain all the poop chickens lay to a place outside of their reach. So the long & the short of it is: my chickens--at least mine and I assume yours--eat a good little bit of simply wood pieces and poop every day! Whaddyall tink o' dat?