I am so irritated! I live in a HOA community and am not allowed to keep my chickens here at my house. My chickens stay at a property about 30 minutes away. An agreement was made that in exchange for helping build a coop and sharing eggs, I could keep my chickens there and the other party would check the chickens and feed and water as needed (I go there to clean the coop and spend time with the chickies at least twice a week). Needless to say, I bought the materials, the chickens, the feed, built the coop myself and do all of the coop-keeping. I recently acquired two more hens and three hens of a breed that the other person wanted (despite my objection that this breed's personality does not mesh with my flock dynamics). The new birds are currently housed in two XL dog kennels, while waiting out the quarantine period and me building a much larger coop (once again, my money, my labor). I'm going out there every other day to change out their litter and make sure they have food and water. I went out there this past Saturday, did the coop-keeping and moved the kennels into a empty structure, because it was supposed to get down in the 30's Sunday and Monday mornings. Anyway, I went down there today (Monday) and the poor new hens have been standing, sitting, laying, in soggy hay! It looks like someone probably moved the kennels, knocking the water dispensers off their bricks and soaking the hay. The poor things have been standing in wet hay in 30 degree weather for at least 24, probably 48 hours. Not to mention they have been without water and were extremely thirsty. Meanwhile, someone helped themselves to the eggs in my coop! Thank you for letting me rant, I'm still extremely upset, but I actually have questions, I'm hoping someone can answer: 1) Besides runny noses & eyes, is there anything else I should I keep an eye out for? The poor things have been looking pretty healthy during their quarantine period, and now this! 2) Do you recommend hay or shavings? Shavings seem more sanitary to me. 3) Does anyone know of someone who would be willing to rent out a little space for my chicken coop and a run, somewhere in the New Braunfels, Marion, San Marcos, Seguin, Texas areas? Thank you for your help!