Just joined the forum today. We can walk into our current coop to clean it out...and get the eggs. We need to rebuild our coop in a new location (neighbor request) so I have been looking at the medium plans. People have some pretty impressive coops out there, but I would not be surprised if we don't just go for another pvc hoop house. We hope to get it built on this Saturday. I definitely like the plans for accessing the eggs from outside the coop....and that is a must have. I notice that many of the coops are significantly off the ground and certainly too small to go inside...for a human, not a hen. I tried to research why it is done that way. I couldn't find the answers I needed. Some of the reasons I found would not apply as we live in a very mild climate so do not have to worry about it getting too hot, or shoveling snow away. We do have to deal with limited space in suburbia, so I can see that it gives you extra run space.....and a shady hideout on our rare hot days. I presume that there is some kind of cleanout, but I can't quite see how it would work. Any guidance out there? Any CA suburban chicken raisers out there?