Wow, that was a great post Boggy Bottom Bantams! I am on the waiting list for Mallard Lane Farms for a pair of Hottentots. One thing i could really use help with is the flooring. The area i am working with is down to clay right now. I was thinking of digging it a few more inches and laying down a sheet of wire to prevent digging from below. Then on top of that: I plan to get about 2 inches of river gravel and 3 or 4 inches of sand, preferrably 4. I am thinking i should get medium sand for the ground, but is there a specific type of sand i should look at? I don't think i will find any good quality sand at Lowes or Home Depot, so i may need to just truck it in. Probably the same for the gravel. I am about to eat, but i will try to draw my current plan for the aviary and upload it so you can get a better idea of it and see if you can add any suggestions.