Hi everyone. Have a question if you can answer it. I have been using pine shavings in the coop for bedding. The coop does not stink per say (they have only been out there about two weeks now) but there is this sweet smelling odor. It is not strong and it does not knock you over. And it does not smell like amonia. It is more outside in the run than inside the coop and I notice it more now that the rain has wet the run ground. I did rake it yesterday (the run) and in some spots did smell it more. I just can't figure it out if this is the droppings that smell or the bedding or maybe thier food???? Truly it's making me nuts because I am or was under the impression they are to smell bad not Sweet!!!! The smell was also noticed also when they were being kept in the garage (in the bin). Is this a common "chicken" smell? I have never had animals so have no idea as to what sents one might give off If it is the worse smell I ever get from them, I can certainly handle that, I just want to make sure I am not doing anything wrong to hurt my babies or missing something????