Hello all. I purchased a coop from TSC. The bottom level is an open run area. Most people I see have set these on the dirt or take and slightly raise them above the soil to keep the wood from directly sittings on the dirt. Doing this keep the the frame off the dirt but still allows a dirt floor inside the run. I have a raised platform that was the floor of my large breed dog house. It is heavy duty construction and sits about 8 inches off the ground. The platform top is 3/4 marine ply wood and the whole thing has been painted. Ideally I would like to build my coop right on top of this platform and secure it to the platform which is held up by post that have been sunk with concrete. Would having a run with plywood on the bottom instead of soil be an issue? Could or should I elevate the house ontop of the platform and fill it in with an inch or two of soil/ compost? I like tha tthe platforms slightly raises it off the ground and that it gives me a way to anchor the coop down. I can just screw the coop frame directly to the platform using decking screws.