So I've been convinced by some of the fine folks here that my new coop could be better To whoever told me in my first thread that I'd be speaking a new "foul language" trying to hay and dropping off a double wire floor, yes you are right. I'm also finding that I'm kind of attached to my chickies and don't really relish the idea of parting with two of them (we have 6 now and only planned to keep 4 originally). I think I have a roo and he'll have to go : ( but I can live with that and in the meantime I can hope he's is really a she and can stay. Sooooooo what I'm wondering is if I have my husband (poor guy, his honey do list is never done lol) make our coop two story with a full second floor will the chickens use it and will that be enough additional space? What I am thinking he can do is enclose the bottom part of our coop to make a basement of sorts for the chicks. I want him to add a large door to that so I can clean it out, though it won't be the easiest of chicken keeping tasks. Then the top floor which is now wire can be cleaned and covered with something solid? Oh and would I need to cover the floor on the bottom level to keep anything from digging in? Then sand or something could go down on top? Here is a photo of the current set up The present location of the coop is not going to be where it goes permanently. I want to move it across the yard where it will sit under a big oak tree next to our shed. If I put a floor of some kind on the bottom will that make it harder to move? Also the the flock free ranges in the afternoons until shortly before dusk so they aren't cooped up ALL the time (if that matters). Hehehe I'm also kind of hinting to the husband that maybe he can expand the coop length wise and I've decided I really want him to add nesting boxes to one side. We'll see how that goes over. He did agree to try and close in the bottom already but I wanted to run that by a few more experienced people since I don't want to waste the $$$ or time if it's a dumb idea.