Hello everyone! I have wanted chickens for awhile now and my husband finally built me a chicken coop! We bought four chickens off of Craigslist and everything is up and running! But now that they are here I have many questions! Like what kind of chickens did we buy as we didn't bother to ask. But the more I read the more I want to know! And now that they have been here for a day, there is already poop everywhere! So how do I clean my coop? Inside and out? I've read of the deep litter method but it's still a bit confusing. And should I pick up the poop outside of the "barn" where they walk around? Or should I just leave it? And darn it, when will I get my first egg? lol! I think that's what most of us get excited about when we purchase chickens! Hopefully I didn't buy a bunch of duds! Anyhow...here are some pics of my coop & my chickens. Please give me any advice you may have. I don't want to do my chickens wrong and I want to fix anything that may not be right! This is where they live! The gate (which is hard to see because of the sun glare) opens into a larger area that we open up for them during the day so they have room to roam! A closer view. The lay boxes. Our chickens! Another view... and another one....can you give me a guess on what kind of chickens I have? Three lay brown eggs & one lays white eggs...at least that's what the guy told us. I hope they still do! Inside the coop. Another view. The poop that is starting to accumulate in the coop. More poop. Should I scoop out the poop daily or just stir it in the shavings? Yesterday we realized they could fly to the top of the coup and fence so we clipped them so they can't fly. One thing we learned by "flying" by the seat of our pants with this! lol! ***UPDATE*** Thanks to everybody for your awesome advice to this chicken newbie....we have added a roost. This angle is looking in from the top. and this is looking in and up from the outside of our coop where they walk in at.