I'm about to get my very first 12-14 Cornish X meat chicks to start! I can't accommodate a tractor--we are in the suburbs and the yard used by small kids (the part of the yard that doesn't already belong to the layers, that is...). I have a 100 ft sq area in the garage for them as well as a connected 100 sq ft pen outside. It's grass now but I'm sure it won't be for long! What's my best option? Try deep litter outside or will there just be too much poop? Sand and scoop it daily? Leave it dirt and rake poop daily? Straw? Inside the garage, I was planning on using shavings and picking out heavily soiled areas daily.