I scooped out quite alot of the shavings/old alfalfa/leftover scratch/poop...general floor of the open run stuff out tonight...it was really, really wet from all the rain we've had, so I thought maybe it was smelling for that reason...it has an odd almost sweet smell (maybe the alfalfa could be causing the sweetish smell?)...but my DH walked outside when I was raking the stuff I had scooped out all around in my garden area...he said it smelled really strong of chicken poop. Well, having no experience with chickens in my life before getting these, I had no idea that was what I was smelling (still wonder if most of it was the damp alfalfa & 'other stuff) but now I am really worried that when the weather gets hot I may have a BIG problem with my neighbors over the smell. What does everyone do about the smell?!