For those of you with Woods-style coops, how are you doing the bedding? I'm in the process of building one, but was curious about rain getting in due to the open nature of the coop. I've seen in pictures that @JackE has sand in the front and is doing the deep litter method in the back and was thinking about doing that as well. I don't have windows on the sides of mine though, it'll just be openings covered with hardware cloth, so I was wondering if the shavings get wet, is that bad or will they dry out? Or should I do sand past the windows? The floor will be coated with rubberized roofing treatment and everything is treated and will be painted, so I'm not worried about the coop, just having wet shavings from water coming in through the side openings.
Thanks for any advice! Here's the coop as it sits on the tail end of the construction.
Need to frame out the glass I bought for the monitor, then frame out the monitor for the window, put the siding on the monitor, front, and back - router out the 2 side windows and access for the nesting boxes and a clean out I put in the back
You can see the clean out here. More than tall enough to put a wheel barrow under it and just sweep out everything.
Here you can see the framing for the front, side openings and where the nesting boxes will be.