My wife and I are just getting ready to get started with chickens her in southern ohio, so we're starting to build a coop. Our birds will be free range and cooped up. I've been reading alot about coop flooring and I think I'm going to go with a raised, treated plywood floor- possibly coated with linoleum for easy cleanup. (will the birds peck and ruin the linoleum?)(is it okay to use treated wood?) Now- what to put on top of that? We've been hearing that pine shavings are the best, but we've also heard that the pine pellets are good to with less cleaning. The thing is, we plan on composting the waste and using it on our gardens. My history with pellets, is that it turns to sawdust, which then takes a long time to break down in compost to be able to be used in gardens due to the acid content. But then the pine shavings break down sooner, and are a lot better for gardens, but have to be cleaned out of the coop much sooner. I'm also trying to make a decision about insulating the coop? Can anyone help? Advice?