I am looking to redo the inside (and outside) of my hen house this spring. It is several years old and has had little done to it other then cleaning since it was built. It also set empty for about 4 years, until this past summer. In other words it needs some work. The nest boxes I have are working, but they are just made of plywood and well, are really hard to clean, especially the top of them. I would love to remove them and put something new in. What are some of your recommendations for nest boxes? I was thinking about using plastic tubs with a hole cut in the front. Make it so I can take them out and thoroughly clean them from time to time. I am also wanting a way to keep the floor cleaner... it too is also plywood, and it is hard to clean at times as well. I have read about people putting down linoleum. What is your take on that? And last... I want to improve the chicken yard as well. When it is wet out, the yard becomes a complete muddy mess. My poor Brahams' foot feathers get messy then. Any suggestions to a better substrate for the yard? Also, when it is messy, the girls track the mess into the hen house... and there again make the inside messy as well. Thanks in advance for any and all suggestions.