Hi,my husband and I have purchased my grandparents home and property. We decided this year we would re-open my papas chicken coop. The structure itself is still strong however the flooring is not so great. What would be the best thing to replace it with? (it is wood but rotting away) So now that I am a new chicken mom, I have to kick in gear and get this coop ready to open, we have about two to three weeks before my girls are ready to move in. I finished their nesting boxes last and I know I need to add legs to the frame, I am just not sure how long to make them off the ground. Also, I am using some old ladders for their roosting perch (not sure if that's the appropriate name), should they be off the ground as well or can i make it go from the ground up?
I have been told this group is awesome for getting good info. So please hear my cry for HELP!