ny name if floyd and i live in upstste ny. i have 13 hens and no rooster. i enjoy the hobby and take good care of my girls. it is however quite costly between the food and coop and run cost. my coop is 8x8 and the run id 20x20. they seem quite happy.i just got a heater for the coop complete with 50 foot 12 wire lead cord. cost--55.00.but coop is now quite warm.i am getting about 6-7 eggs daily at this time but i hace some young ones not laying yet.i lost one to vent prolapse and 5 to my dogs. they hace been replaced.i have 10 dogs but i have fixed the run so they don't look at them any more. a doggy electric fence wire cured them very quickly.i would like a rooster but my wife doesent want any fertile eggs. how does this work with chickens. do they have regular bredding cycles? anyway will post again layer.