I know this has come up a lot and I've read lots of posts with varying opinions, but I just can't decide what to do for my coop floor. My floor is elevated and constructed from pallets, I don't really have the resources to buy (and bring home) a piece of plywood large enough to cover it. I've been going back and forth between using the 1/2" hardware cloth that I have or getting some cheap linoleum flooring... or is there something else (cheap and simple) that I can use? Here's a picture of the floor at this point, it is elevated 2ft above the ground. The largest spaces between the slats is about 2". With the hardware cloth, I'm concerned that the wire will be hard on their feet (there will be plenty of bedding in there though), it may be too drafty for winter, and harder to clean. With the linoleum, I'm not sure if I need to have a solid floor under it or if I can put it right onto the pallets... will there be an issue with it sagging or cracking/wearing out quickly between the slats? Will predators be able to get through it? If I use the hardware cloth, I think I want to put that on before the side walls so there aren't any edges exposed, but the linoleum would need to be done at the very end so that I can tear it out and replace as necessary. Is there some other flooring option that I'm missing? How would you cover this floor (keeping in mind that I don't have a truck/vehicle available to bring home a full size sheet of plywood). This floor area is ~6.5ft x 4ft.