She needs an electric fence for it because it is a bird dog in its heart and marrow. Retriever. She is going to be receiving gifts that came from your yard! I like hoppy's advice. Someone in here has a quote: a dog in its owner's yard is a pet. A dog in your yard is a predator. My deep litter is... okay. Its ugly. I need to find a nice source for wood chips and sawdust instead of these shavings. Today is warm enough that I am bribing my son with green apples, prosciutto, dark chocolate and Fruit Ninja to clean one of the coops for me. We use a wide sheet rock mudding palette knife to scrape or scoop and kitchen gloves officially dubbed our "poop picking gloves." It goes into a poop bucket for the garden later. My wrist is so bad today, worse I think than its ever been. I called the office and they are closed and will be till Wed. So Ibuprofin AND Tylenol to the rescue I guess. Not much going on with me because of it. So, our house has linguistic and potty humor often. Today we made up tongue twisters like: How much poop would a poop picker pick if a poop picker could pick poop. Then we added chucker instead of picker... it was good for a laugh here. You are the best! I have thought of this but never dared. OMG you are my hero today! Do you REALLY do this? Has the ACO ever talked to you? Do the neighbors??