Okay, not sure if I am posting this in the right place. We left our coop open to the ground, but now I'm reading we should put straw down since the ground is more difficult to clean. But I thought that a happy chicken has access to the dirt, so what should I do because I really don't want to add another weekly cost to this like straw or cedar. I don't mind having some in the henhouse, but shoveling straw everyweek in the run bugs me, it seems like a waste of straw. Should I raise the run and put down chicken wire... but I want my chickens to be happy so they will lay me lots of eggs, don't they need access to the dirt??