cleaning coop question
I'm 30 weeks pregnant and I have 4 hens and 2 female ducks that live together in a gazebo transformed into a coop. It's a large coop,has adequate ventilation,and I don't keep their food in there with them to prevent mice and other critters from going in...I keep water for the hens on a shelf where only they can get to,and not the ducks to prevent too much wettness.(messy ducks!)the ducks pond is outside in their run..
And the food for everyone is in another shed completely where they get at all day till dusk.
here's my question now,,,I'm doing a deep litter concept to clean the coop...it's fairly deep wood shavings,,every morning after I let them out,i scoop out everyones droppings,including the ducks ,which is getting harder the larger my belly gets!LOL
is this a good system? will it keep ok till fall when I can physically empty out all the shavings then add new for the winter? I have a pregnancy complication and I'm on partial bedrest so I can't do a whole lot right now till after the baby comes. I'm hoping that It is a good enough system to keep things under control,,I haven't seen mites ect,I think because there's no wild birds going in there to eat their food.
Please let me know what you all think,,thanks :)