Hi! I just brought home my first goats yesterday and am extremely excited. Two Nigerian Dwarf does. I have a backyard set up with a small house (6x8) and a small fenced enclosure (15x20). I am hoping to expand this in the future. Right now I have straw in the house and just the natural grass/dirt ground in the pen, which is not covered. Of course, the goats are already peeing and pooing all over their house, as well as outdoors. I live in a rainy area, so mud is an issue. Anyway, my question is, what sort of bedding and ground cover should I use, and how often should I be cleaning it out, stirring it up etc, to keep things clean and healthy. I know the deep litter method for chickens and i heard someone recommend covering the entire house floor AND outside pen in wood shavings. Though, I have also heard straw is warmer in the house - but it doesn't get too bitter here (Portland). I'd greatly appreciate any advice. I've been trying to look things up, but most references seem more specific to larger scale operations with barns and pastures. Thank you so very much!