I just put up my coop - it a large one from Tractor Supply. I've had it up for just over a a week and our wet weather and my new chickens have pecked it clean (of course). My DH says we should put a floor down that I can regularly clean (vs. the natural dirt that I would rake). He's a city boy BTW. I think that will be nasty. But - I'm willing to be told I am wrong. I am thinking they need the dirt to scratch and peck at. I just need to rake more. I know he is trying to be helpful but I just have a feeling he is wrong. Growing up - we had chickens (and sheep, goats, cows horses). I am a country girl BTW - and I don't recall ever having a "floor" in the outdoor run. Advice anyone?