Hello all, I am new here and new to chickens. Actually we don't have any chickens yet, but for my wife mothers day gift I started building her a new coop. Thanks to some reading and pictures here I was able to get what I needed. I should finish it up this weekend. I have read lots of valuable info here and will do my best not to ask too many dumb questions. We are going to start out with 3 or 4 chickens probably Bantams. The coop is small and we live in city limits so we can only have 5 chickens. I am planning on using the deep litter method. We live on the coast in California so it never freezes or gets cold enough to require any kind of heat source. I will also be using the wire cloth, rather than the chicken wire. The salt air around here rusts that stuff in no time. Also we have lots of predators here live racoons and foxes.