Thanks for tolerating all my newbie questions. We just love our four little chicks and want to get it right for them. We're building our coop on Saturday and I wanted to get feedback on a plan for the run and ask a question about bedding in the coop. We're planning on laying hardwardware cloth under the run to prevent burrowing predators form getting into the run. There are times when the chickies will have to stay in the run most of the day and not have total range in the yard. After the hardware cloth we are going to lay dirt and sod. Then we are going to put chicken wire over the sod so the chickens don't totally destroy the sod but can still eat it. (Someone on this forum had that awesome suggestion!). I also want to have sand for them to dustbathe and get more grit. Any ideas where to put that? Also, I will put pine shavings in the nest boxes but what should I put on the bottom of the coop? Sand? More Pine Shavings? Something else? Thanks for your help!