I'm working on my materials list for a new coop/run to segregate my Buckeyes from the others and try raising them. I was thinking self-stick vinyl tiles for the flooring, which seems to be popular, quick and an inexpensive way to do that. Then I thought maybe just sealing the floor with Thompson's water seal - after all, there will be pine shavings pretty much covering the floor, but need to protect the plywood. Anyone know of any problem with using water seal only on the floor - does it create any problems for the birds? I can't think of any, but thought I'd check with those of you who have maintained your coops for a while. My primary coop - rough-built - uses the ground as a floor, but I like the idea of a raised house to provide shade underneath during these hot Texas summers. Input appreciated - BYC is a great place to learn!