I know this is a often asked question but I'm hoping for some advice that is more customized to my situation. First off, I live in a Los Angeles neighborhood! We get almost zero rain. If it rains here it feels like a holiday. Staring out the window at rain is a treat that rarely lasts for more than a few minutes. LA is DRY. so dry. With that being said I'm agonizing over what the proper flooring for our coop would be. I'm considering deep litter method, right now it's just dirt. The specifics: 6 silkies that have access to a hardwire cloth covered, shade and sun accessible 3 foot by 40 foot run. I believe sand only in the run would get far too hot. Is it ok to leave bare dirt for the run? Should I mix some sand into the dirt? The coop is also just dirt. Right now (and possibly for life, according to the breeder) they sleep in a pile on the ground instead of roosting. (They are 10 weeks old). Because of this cuddle puddle way of sleeping is it a good idea to do deep litter in just the coop? The coop is 5 feet by 3 feet but I think we will expand it a bit. Thanks in advance for your advice!