Hello everyone! My coop is finally close to being finished! It just needs to be painted (in progress ATM), a door installed for the chickens to get in and out/chicken ramp, and the hardware cloth installed in all the important places. So now I'm trying to think of all the other things 1) I'll need a hanging water/feeder to help keep the shavings out 2) going deep litter so start with a couple inches, add a thin layer every week. Everynight when locking the chickens in give scratch to stir it all up? 3) do I need actual locks to lock the side up to keep raccoons out or is the sliding bolts okay? (I can go out for pictures later if needed) 4) roosts, in the top part there's a bunch of exposed I think 2X2 and 2X3 are these okay for roosts or do I need proper ones? (Will take pictures soon) 5) ants!!! We just moved the coop there from the garage yesterday morning and sooo many freaking ants have invaded!! Will the chicks looove them as a treat or find them annoying pests?! We seem to live on 3.5 acres of a giant ant nest we can't escape them 6) they'll be free range so I was reading lock them in for 1-2 weeks to make sure they think of the coop as homebase and don't wander too far and come back too it?? I'll be building a predator proof run for them for days I'm intown and can't keep an eye out for them but they won't be started until later this month.. the side being painted is a drop down side so I'll put fencing on that so it can be down during the day so they don't bake inside and get lots of fresh air 7) block off the nesting boxes until their of laying age? Thoughts on all of this?? Am I forgetting anything?