I have a question about the floor, I decided to put in galvanized 19 gauge hardware cloth along the floor of the hen house, because I had seen it in some coops and thought it would be easy to clean. I just got my chickens, and they are young (8 weeks) they seem to not want to walk on the floor of the coop. I have considered pushing them in so they see it is safe, but that isn't very nice. For now I used some extra pieces of wood that I covered most of the floor with, but I am wondering if I made a mistake making the floor out of this stuff. I know it will be nice and cool in the summer...and I could figure something out for the winter. What are your thoughts? I tried putting the pine chips or whatever they are called on top, but it all just falls through. I was thinking I should get a removable hard plastic of some sort and cover the whole floor with it so that I could remove it to hose it down. Do you have any suggestions. I will post a picture.