We live in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We have 2 shih-tzu sisters but we've never owned a chicken before. I am finding out fun things and not so pleasant things at the same time. I have lots of questions like: - How much food do they eat? Lay pellets in a feeder, scratch on the ground, some veggie scraps, etc. - they seem to eat all day long and I don't know if I am feeding too much. If I see loose droppings, is that an indication of feeding too much? - Is one of my chickens moulting or being pecked? - Does Blue Kote really work if she is being bullied? - How can I clean my chickens? Can I wash (bath) them? Should I dip them in a mild sanitizing liquid? - I pained all exposed surfaces inside of the coop to avoid insects dwelling. What else can I do to keep the coop clean other than routine cleanings and through cleanings with sanitizing spray? I want to learn about how to raise chickens very sanitizing way. I plan to spend lots of time reading previous threads.