Hello! I'm new here, and I recently moved into a property with a pre-existing coop. I wasn't planning on chickens until the spring, but, well, they were so cute and now I have some 5 day olds peeping away in a brooder in my mudroom. So, I need to get my coop ready for them. I'm in the Central Oregon high desert where days are quite warm but nights get cold. I'd like to move the brooder to the interior of the coop in a week or so - there is power out there so I can have the heat lamp going. I'm offering some pictures here to see what you think I need to do to make this the best possible home for my eight 'starter' chickens! One thing I know I will need to do are re-staple the metal mesh over the chicken wire run, and replace a few pieces. The floor is linoleum, so I'll put down some kind of bedding in there (I have an entire barn stall filled with pine shavings, so I'll be using those for a while) and straw in the nesting boxes. Do I need additional bedding in the runs? I am also wondering about the roosts - they are pretty high up and there are no ladders or ramps. Should I add one, or will the chickens be able to get up there on their own? Other ideas about how to spruce up the space? And finally, the christmas lights the previous owner left up are almost all burned out so I guess I'll need new ones. Thanks!