but my dear husband, who volunteered to build the coop to MY specifications, just doesn't listen sometimes. What part of this is not clear? "I'm doing the deep litter method of coop maintenance. I need a 4-6" lip around all edges and around the hole you cut for the ladder." Never mind that the hole is twice as big as it needs to be. He makes this pretty little cut for an edge to the hole, which still leaves at least 8" of it completely open to below, and about half of it is all of 1-2" tall. I've explained the DLM to him multiple times. He says he gets it, but then does this. And this is NOT the first thing he's done that is contradictive to DLM. He wanted to make the pop door at the base level. When I told him it was supposed to be at LEAST 4" taller than the base, he couldn't understand why. I finally got him to understand. I think. I told him: "If you have a 4" lip all the way around, we can do a full coop clean out only once or twice a year. Without it, you have to clean it out every 2-3 weeks. Think about it hon. 2 times a year, or 24 times a year. Which sounds better???" Please give me patience and strength to help me help him understand. ...between all this... I really wish I could be out there helping him on the step by step process... but I have a 2 year old, a 10 month old, and another on the way. I can just do occasional checks... but I guess they need to be more than every hour and a half or so... 'cause that's how long it took him to cut and build and install the pretty cut edge. Ugh.