Once the panel was attached, chicken wire was added as the second layer of critter-proofing the underside of the coop. It was stapled to the back side of the joists, tied with brick ties to the front of the panel, and bent into an "L" below the ground and covered back over with the soil.
Finally, the flooring goes down! This is 3/4" plywood.
Here Farmer Rick is demonstrating "Measure Once, Cut Twice". He says he's working his way up to Carpenter Rick. There is less digging in carpentry.
If you ever keep chickens you will soon be looking for ways to make chores easier and your coop cleaner. We recommend using vinyl flooring. We hope to get to that tomorrow.