We built our coop on grass, thinking we would move it - even put it on wheels. Well, we ended up expanding the run and it's not quite as movable now. Anyways, the grass will eventually be gone and it'll be sitting on dirt. The 'inside' part of the coop is up above the ground, and I've got a pull out board with pine shavings for the floor. For the run, would the 'deep litter' method with pine shavings be the best 'flooring' or should I go with just plain dirt and frequent raking and/or sand? It's going to get quite poopy quickly! We live in upstate NY, so snow will be an issue eventually - my thought is to tarp the open area but haven't decided on that yet. We may make a 'winter quarters' out of the barn as a backup. this is our rudimentary coop made out of a kiddie treehouse, which some of you may have seen before: (the nesting boxes will be on the left side, outside mount.. when I can figure out how - obviously from the pic showing one lone chicken, they are still too young for that).