Hi I am a real newbie. Hope to get some pictures up this week. My 6 week old hens (3) have been in their coop for about one week. I want an easy way of keeping the coop clean and getting all the benefits of the wastes saved for my vegetable garden. I know I have to compost it to prevent burning of plants. Years ago I had a compost pile and I really don't want to go back to the turning and worrying about keeping it at the correct temperature. For the last few years I have been using a method my mother taught me - this is simple and direct. You just accumulate some kitchen waste and then bury it. Reading one of my chicken books I found that there is actually a name for this type of composting " trench composting ". For me it is simple and I don't have a lot of kitchen wastes -- so my question is: Should I just trow in the chicken poop when I bury my wastes for would it be better to compost it separately. I have places in the veggie garden without plants that I could bury the waste where there are no plants. I want to keep the coop very clean removing the poop every day or two I want something that is very simple and easy. I read about the deep litter method and thought it might work for me, but my concern is that I only have three hens and the litter might not have enough moisture in it to compost properly. Any thought would be greatly appreciated.