I made this little coop last week, before doing much research. I thought that I needed something right away, but the chickens were not brought home yet. I know that it needs reinforcement to keep out predators and snakes.. what I am thinking, is to build something better and just use this as a temporary holding unit when I clean out the main one? I just used chicken wire, 2x4s, and wire. Dirt floor also not a good defense against predators that could dig under.. but I will work on something better before they get here. Your thoughts? It makes a GREAT "workbench" in the barn for now!