We have had our 6 chickens since july and they started laying about august and have been doing just fine so far, but i know there is a lot we do not know. We feed them laying pellets daily, give them fresh veg/fruit etc daily, scratch and or corn daily, fresh water daily and make sure they have oyster shell at all times. We keep low level lights on in the coop from 6 am to 6 pm, part of the run is covered but i have some concerns. It is really muddy!!!...does this harm them to be mucking around in it??? do i need to give them any worm meds or anything like that??? if temps stay in the 20's for several days will they be okay (they have a nice and dry coop that is about 6 by 4, with one small door that is always open. there are the typical roosts and several nesting boxes in one end. the coop is not insulated however. we live in the city and are brand new to this...we are loving it but need to glean all the info we can. If you have any advice at all it will be greatly appreciated!!! Merry Christmas!!