LOFT FLOOR: I am wondering what others do with their loft floors- what materials do you use on them?. Right now mine is lined with about 2 inches of wood shavings as is my chicken coop. I've noticed the birds move the shavings around quite a bit, gathering it near the food hopper and edges of the loft/shed. This leaves the middle of the wood floor exposed. Every day I rake the shavings around a bit but am wondering if there are better ways to deal with the loft floor. My birds are all young and spend most of their time on the floor of the loft so I want them to be comfortable and clean as possible since they are all white homers. WATER: Also, what works best for providing water to your birds? Right now I am using a heated 3 gallon chicken waterer since it is winter here in MI. I place the waterer up on a cinderblock to keep shavings from piling in. There is one bird that likes to sleep on top of the waterer, creating quite a mess for me in the morning. Will pigeons drink from a hanging waterer? I was thinking of hanging it and placing a metal cone shapped lid overhang like I have seen for chickens. Not sure how to keep the overhang attached with out hanging the unit. Anyone have any good water ideas? Thanks for your ideas!