We've just about finished our coop inside the barn. Since the floor is concrete I plan on putting down wall to wall vinyl but not adhering it. ( I might even put underlayment too.) I'm thinking if the fit is correct I won't need even trim to keep it down and I'm doing this because I may need to remove it for cleaning - or if it just does not work out. Then I'll use about 2" of shavings on top. Have any of you ever tried this? I'm new to chickens so I'm really, really clueless about everything and anything to do with these 6 little 1 week old sweet Silkie chicks waiting in a plastic swimming pool in my basement. And, since Silkies don't roost very high I'm wondering how high to put the roost. Also, I'm planning on making the roost out of a wood dowel rod. Do I seal it with anything for cleaning purposes or is there another rod that would be better? My last question is what to use as a poop tray under the rod?