I've read through several posts about coop flooring, and am looking for input on my current floor. Its been in use for 2 years now, and has worked great, but I've seen several posts recommend against slat flooring. The structure we're currently using as our coop is about 6.5' x 4' and about 2.5' off the ground with a slat floor. It was originally built as a rain/night shelter for a pair of pygmy goats (we have a terrible invasive bamboo problem on the property) but we never got the goats. We actually built a different coop specifically for the chooks with a solid floor (and cute little next box bump outs... the whole shebang) and I HATED IT. Our hot, humid climate is a beast. It stayed damp and mildewy 24/7, and I pulled the girls out of there after only a few weeks. Here is a pic of the current coop floor from the original build: Its recycled decking boards, ripped down and screwed. The only real cost of the original project was in screws and other hardware, btw... everything else was salvaged pressure treated or exterior grade material. I don't use bedding of any kind except for the next boxes as I only have three hens and they free range during the day and only really go in the coop to lay, roost, and (sometimes) get out of the rain. Clean up is super simple, I rake out under roosts every day and hose the whole thing down regularly as well. We also removed the siding from one of the smaller side walls and replaced with hardware cloth to make it more of an open air design. The ventilation is awesome, and everything stays dry and fresh. So, as a novice keeper who stumbled on this solution, I'll ask for opinions from the more experienced crowd... it seems to be working great for our climate/flock, but am I missing something? The only possible problem I can foresee is maybe a snagged toenail, but it hasn't happened yet. Why is this flooring option frowned upon?