OK, here we go. I've never raised or owned chickens but I will soon. I understand that I need to prepare first. That's why I started here on this forum. I have a 12' X 12' old storage house I built years ago in the corner of my 3 acre rural place. I want to use it for a coop but I have lots of questions. The floor is the only part that needs repair. It's rotton. Should I put a new floor in and clean the droppings out occasionally or do you have a better idea for the floor? The floor is about 1.5 feet off the ground, built on concrete blocks. After I get the coop finished, I'll begin to built a large pen/run around the shed. I'll get to that later. I hope this forum is friendly, patient and helpful. Thanks. Maybe you folks would help me create the perfect chicken home!? What do you think?