We recently finished a quail coop. We built the coop over the run, using up some dead space by our house and deck. We used wire mesh elevated over dog kennel trays. The top part doesn't seem to be a problem however the bottom run is extremely difficult to clean. I had used straw in the run and now it's stuck in the wire caked with poop. I was able to get the majority of straw out but I'm left with caked poop during these single digit cold days. Has anyone used a plywood floor bedded with aspen shavings? Has anyone tried the composting method that I hear about with the chicken enthusiasts? I'd like to post a picture but I'm new and cannot seem to figure out how to do that yet.