That is probably best if you live in frozen wasteland, right? A bare earth deep floor bedding probably will not work. So, 4-5 inches of shavings on the floor. Straw in the nesting boxes. 4 x 8 coop, and 32 x 5 run, and some extra pecking room (supervised). 3 hens and a 4 meat chickens a year. I want cleaning to be easy. The smaller coops look like you have to bend too much. We live on a city lot. The house is small, and the front lawn is all coverted to veggie, fruit and ornamental garden.