I'm working on plans for a 2-story coop to house our 6 new EE chicks that will be coming in a few weeks. So I have a couple of months to finalize the plans and get it built. I'm making the coop 2 stories to save space in a small yard. One floor will have the food & water, probably the nesting box. The other level would be for sleeping / roosting. Should I put the sleeping/roosting on the top or bottom floor? I'm thinking that chickens will naturally gravitate towards roosting as high as they can get. And I don't want to make the mistake of putting the food up top and having them sleeping on the floor up there instead of on their roosts like good little chickens do! (the guy who raised my 6 RIR's never gave them anything to roost on and 3 of them still prefer to lay on the floor of the coop near the food and water...instead of on the nice roosts or in the soft bedding that I've put in the sleeping area...makes them a bit dirty from walking around in their poo in the morning) On the other hand, for convenience sake, it would be really convenient to have the food and water on the upper floor so that we don't have to crouch down so much to re-fill things on our daily rounds. And I'm also worried about not being able to open the lower door should we ever get a big dump of snow...that only happens every few years, but still... So will the chickens stay downstairs to roost...or will nature tell them to go to the top floor, no matter how it is furnished, to roost? There will be a ramp for them to move from one floor to the other.