First let me explain - I am an RN (as is my dh) - 95% of being an RN is being prepared for whatever "might" happen - then you have the tools to take care of that situation. So, just like being the girl scout I was and the nurse I am, I want to be prepared: Once the coop is finished (probably mid to late august), What all would you recommend to have before I bring my chickens home? The coop is 8x4 with a dirt run of 20x15. I plan on getting 6 pullets. 1. Pine shavings - how much? 2. Water & feed trays - do I put them inside or outside coop - or both? 3. Food grade DE - how much? 4. Feed - what kind, how much? 5. ??? What should be in my first aid kit? 1. Neosporin 2. Hydrogen Peroxide 3. ??? What else??? Thanks for any input!!!