Sorry, folks. I live in Florida, Tampa Bay area, so hot and humid much of the year. Coop is being built, will be walk-in sized, have wood walls and a dirt floor. There will be two windows in every wall, so plenty of ventilation. Everything I've read so far says to use pine shavings as bedding. Unfortunately, one of my kids is highly allergic to pine, so we need another alternative. We have two oak trees on property that drop a lot of leaves year-round; can I use mulched leaves as bedding, or would something else be more suitable?