I am sorry if this has already been asked, but I am wearing a hole in the floor pacing every night. My husband thinks we should deep litter the chicken coop, which I hear is the best method to coop-keeping, but I am very concerned that we wont keep it up properly and that moisture will gather and frost it's will get the combs and waddles of my girls! We are already having 20 and 30 degree nights! We have 7 ladies in a 4x5ish coop (not including the bumped out nesting area) that sets on log stilts to keep it elevated and provide shade and windbreak while they are outside. It is insulated and we have a light running (incandescent) from 5:30 am to 7:30 pm. They also have two high roosting bars so they can see out of their doubled-paned window. And we have four small vents to allow air flow. Assuming I can solve the mystery of the drippy waterer and come up with some boot pans to put under the roosting bars for easy drippings removal, do you think this would be a good option for us? I am currently 7 months pregnant and am relatively limited as to how much time I have left being able to do chicken coop maintenance and for that matter, who is going to scoop this turtle off her back when I fall into a four foot snowdrif? Any advice is much appreciated! Thanks!