I have read a lot of threads on this but still feel the need to ask...
Can we bury a wire floor in the run with two inches of soil, and not have to worry about chickens getting foot injuries when they dig and scratch?
I am 100% confident in my ability to build our coop, but it is the floor of the run that I am worried about. We live next to open space, and know that we have foxes and coons around, and god knows what else...maybe fisher cats. We want a secure run that is attached to the coop, so the chickens can go in and out as they please.
Our ground is INSANELY ROCKY, and I mean rocks bigger than your head every foot or so, so digging out the whole bottom of the run to sink the wire deeper isn't an option. For that same reason, an apron on the outside would be just as difficult. A floor made of hardware cloth that is buried under 2" of soil would be the simplest solution.