I am a newbie and I'm in the process of building my coop ( I have to also credit my dh ). We are basically building a wood framed "cage" inside of our pole barn with acces to the outside. We have much of the framing done, but I am starting to wonder about the floor-which we have already done. We put welded wire on for the floor, 1"X1", with cross beams for support. Our coop will be raised up on cement blocks, and my thinking was that the wire floor would allow droppings to fall through the floor onto pans below which could be easily cleaned. However, I am wondering if we leaped before we looked because as I browse through coop designs I notice that all coops seem to have cement, dirt or wood floors and only use wire under the roosting are. Is there a reason for this? Would the chickens not enjoy standing on wire while they are in the coop? I would hate to change the floor now, but if it is going to bother the chickens maybe I should. Any input?