Hey Rhetts! The whole water hauling thing is enough to make you want to quit farming. LOL. OMGosh. What a pain for you. Hope it doesn't happen too often to you. Good for you on making a little extra on the eggs. fantastic! I will have to clean it all out. I'll also bring in the shop vac. Then I need to dust the corners either with Sevin Garden dust (which I don't like using because of the bees) or spray down the wood in there with Neem Oil. I might just do that. I'm suspicious that DE doesn't work. Or the big bag of substandard grade that I have doesn't work. Quite honestly I will wait to do this clean out after the second treatment. A couple days after. If anything climbs onto those birds they will die right now anyways. It is not an easy chore in the winter to get this coop cleaned up. Ugh. So so gross. I'm confident though that I will prevail. LOL. Ivie: I've been wonderin' about ya. I knew you were probably a busy Christmas Momma...runnin' around. I've got a ton to do this week...everything seems to come to a head and all I want to do is hunker down and not do any of it. Looking forward to our Christmas Even gathering though...and I don't want to embarrass myself with a dirty house so will get on it.