My flock expanded by 64 birds at Christmastime and my cozy little 8x10 coop is no longer anywhere near big enough. My poor birds are temporarily housed in a "tent city". This Iowa winter has not been kind, and most have stopped laying. So time is of the essense to get them in their new home. My hubby has generously given me his abandoned hog shed. It is 48 x 20 and needs to have the electric rewired, roof reinsulated and be sectioned off for various breeds/genders of birds. The floor is dirt. What can I do short of pouring concrete to make this usable? Is it feasable to use it with dirt floor, just pour on the shavings and hang up all the waterers to keep things dry? Is that an option that I can use for the first year? I really don't have the funds to get everything else set up and a new floor all in the same year.