Hi all! We just got a new batch of chicks (8 to be exact). We have 2 coops. Our big girls will be in one and the new pullets will be in the other until they are big enough to intermingle. I was wondering if it was crucial to sanitize the old coop before putting the new chicks in? We've never had any problems with disease or parasites. If the answer is yes, is the bleach to water solution 1 Tbs:1 gallon respectively? On another subject, my big girls have been laying eggs in the coop that they are in now for a while now. They have all of a sudden started to lay in our other coop that we are going to be using for the new chicks. I closed the coop up today so that they will lay in their own coop, but one of the girls was squawking frantically trying to get in to lay. I put her in her own coop but she jumped out and started once again trying to get into the other coop. Will she eventually lay in her own coop if she can't get into the other one? I finally ended up opening up the other coop for her. She ran right in and laid her egg within a matter of minutes. Any suggestions are highly appreciated. Thanks!