We live in an area with clay soil and a lot of predators, as well as rats. We are building a new (bigger) open coop/run (8' wide and 7' deep) which will be predator and rat proof so we thought we should do a solid floor but don't want to pour concrete as its so permanent - which is why we have decided on pavers. We will have a six inch high board around the run area, and the roosts will be at a little under four feet and the nest boxes at 3 feet. So pros/cons to pavers? What should we put down on the concrete pavers? And how deep should whatever we put down over the concrete be? Also one of my pullets has a really severe case of crooked toes on both feet (although so far she seems like the biggest flier, tries to fly out of the brooder whenever opportunity should arise and is able to perch fine) so I want to make sure she's not just coming down hard on the concrete. I'm not sure whether we want to do the deep litter method, we already do compost, but not sure about doing it in the coop as if it gets icky my husband would be very aggravated with me as he has to do the mucking out for the most part. And again we have clay soil. If I could guarantee no ick or insect factor I think I would like DLM though as I am a Gardener We will be doing poop board trays with Sweet PDZ under the roosts. So what are my options?