The henhouse and run we just built has a couple areas attracting too much poop - or rather, poop I don't know how to clean up! The first area is at the top of the henhouse where the ladder leads up to from the run. We put a platform up there and the chickens (two 5-week-olds and one 9-week-old) sit on that *platform* to sleep about 50% of the time and on the roost about 50%. The platform becomes HORRIBLY pooped. It's just plywood - nothing on it. When they sit on the roost it's fine because they poop down into a nice bed of rice hulls. Should I nix the platform and have *only* beams up top? The second problem: the run! We built it on top of our lawn and the grass is still there since we just built this recently. The chickens of course spend the whole day in the run, pooping everywhere. It has started to attract many flies! I'd rake it out but it doesn't seem rakeable out of that grass. Should I cover the grass with something, or just let nature eventually break the stuff down? Maybe the chickens will render the area dirt soon enough?