I had been using straw in my coop and run but it's been dragged everywhere in my yard and house by me and my kids. So yesterday I cleaned up the coop and put in about 3" of pine shavings, I realized they would just slip out the chicken door so I put a 4" piece of wood up at the base of the door to hold them back (to the total dismay and bewilderment of the chickens who are totally freaked and won't easily go in and out now...different subject but any ideas?) and a small piece by the human door and the shavings are already everywhere! Will it calm down once the chips are older and not so static and fluffy or I am I doomed to a messy yard? I am raising these chickens in a city and my yard is small but I'm a gardener so I'm trying to maintain some control! I also took a lot of straw out of the run, I did leave some in but it seemed so deep they couldn't get down to the dirt to peck and dust themselves. Any solutions to any of these problems?