Hello everyone: I can't tell you how grateful I am to have your support. We are new to chicken raising and are really loving it so far, which would be impossible without all the help we've had from these BYC forums. We are about to set-up our coop in the backyard and I have lots of questions I am hoping someone can help me with. We bought the clubhouse coop from MPC here's link to it if you want to see it: http://www.mypetchicken.com/catalog/chickens/The-Clubhouse-Coop-with-Run-3-4-chickens-p839.aspx The questions I have right now are: 1. Do we put pine shaving as bedding on the bottom of the coop like we have in the brooder? 2. Do we put water and food inside the coop or outside on the run or both? If we put it outside, the chickens won't have access at night because we have to lock them in for protection from nocturnal predators. 3. What kind of feeders and waterers do you recommend? 4. What size feeders/waterers do I get for 4 chickens (not bantams)? 5. Do I have to worry about neighborhood cats getting to the chickens if I let them free-range when I'm not out with them? (We have a fenced in yard but the local kitties come in anyway) I appreciate any help you can give me. Thanks!