Okay, not to beat a dead horse here, but I thought I knew what we would do about the floor of our coop then someone said "a wire floor - are you sure you want to do that?" so now, being the newbie that I am, should we reconsider and why? Here's the deal - we live in rural west GA, we seldom have super cold (nights in the teens) weather, plus, I had planned to use a truck bed liner over the floor for late Dec. thru Feb. We are planning to do a modified version of Jarhead's "Cluckingham Palace" https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=14375 which is on wheels and we will move it so our girls will have better access to grass & bugs. I like the idea of droppings going into our GA red clay (anything to help that!). Yes, we have predators and I am looking into options for deterrents. I had seen a type of heavy plastic small diameter grid that they used in the floor of a movable coop someone sells on the internet. Here it is (pic. #8): http://www.eggcartn.com/images/assembly/Page1.jpg Has anyone seen this stuff for sale anywhere? As I've said before, we are trying to "eat problems for breakfast" on this though I know we'll still wish we'd done something different at some point - that's life! Thanks again you wonderful "chicken folk"!