Someone is giving me a bunch of chickens (about six-seven) in a few weeks -- ! and people wonder why I say I have such nice friends they just decided to give me some chickens because they have too many -- so I need to jimmy up coops pretty fast. They're free ranging right now, and I plan to continue letting them free range when I'm home to keep an eye on them. I have a shed I'm going to clear out and I have a pretty good idea of how to build their little individual chicken houses --- but the floor in that shed is dirt. Should I leave the floor dirt? Or should I plan to cover it with something, esp. with winter coming on? Be mindful, we have snakes here, a lot of them, so my thinking in terms of flooring is not just about the chickens' comfort, but snake deterence!