I was reading a 40 year old poultry book last night and it said that to decrease ammonia (I don't have this problem) smells and to jump start the compost process to create heat in the winter that one should add peat moss to the chicken litter. If I did try this I would bury 1/2 inch of peat moss under the litter and not mix the litter for a while because of the dust it would create. I would mix the litter at a later time after it started getting moist. Has anyone ever tried this or would you try this? Any input from my chicken friends is always welcome.