I just registered but have been lurking for some time. Building a tractor and have some questions. It is 4x10', will have an enclosed 4x3' "coop" located 18" off the floor of the tractor, with external access nest box. Was planning to use 1" chicken wire for the floor of the coop to allow waste to drop through, and help with ventilation (gets hot here in NC). Winter time was going to cover the wire floor to eliminate drafts. The biggest negative I have read to wire floors is predators eating there feet. Since my coop will be inside the tractor, with 2x4" welded wire all around (and 24" of chicken wire at the bottom) the predator issue shouldn't be a problem. Any other reason not to use the 1" chicken wire on the floor? Will only have 4 hens so if properly supported there weight shouldn't be a problem. What do you think?