Our coop https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=16349 has been finished for a while and has been just waiting for our chicks to grow up Well the wonderful, kind, generous, sweet....Redhen....wants to give me 8 of her pullets! So now I'm trying to finish getting it ready for occupancy. Here's my question...right now, the floor (ground) looks just like these pictures. There's still grass! I'm wondering if I should hold off putting shavings down for a couple of days to let the chickens scratch in the dirt and munch on the grass. It's been a while since we've had bare ground around here for chickens to scratch and roll in! My concern is temperature. I'm not taking them until Sunday (after the cold snap is supposed to be over) and honestly, if it gets this cold again...they'll be basement chickens while it lasts.) But do shavings help with insulation and keeping them warm? Should I just go ahead and add the shavings now? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!