We are just about finished with our conversion of a horse stall to a chicken coop and I am wondering about just using the dirt floor that is there. We have been converting this thing for about 6 weeks now and all this time I have been planning on using shavings but it is a hassle that I have been thru before with the horses and would like to not have to deal with that. I am in North Texas and the dirt we have is red with a mix of sand and a little clay. I do already have the DE and PDZ Stall Dry that I will use. Right now they go out daily from their temp home of a 100 gallon stock tank to a temporary run that is 4 x 12 with a dirt floor which is just so easy to keep clean. Course the stock tank is a real pain but maybe just because I have eight 10 week old production reds in it. I see the post with good things said about a sand floor but what about a mix of sand/clay. BTW, in case it matters, the way the stall (now coop) was built there is no way rain water can seep in. And when finished there will be a permanent 10 x 12 (fenced) dirt run on the front of the coop. Thank you.