Hello I was a member a while ago but left when I got out of chickens. I am now getting back into chickens....looking at getting about 100 in the spring. I am looking for coop and run ideas and bedding ideas. We have an enormous amount of coyotes and wolves were recently spotted so they will have to be locked in at night. I have cedar shavings readily available and that is what I use in the barn, but know they should not be used for chickens.....altho I have in the past with no problems. Other bedding is limited. If my memory serves me correctly they need 14 to 17 hours of daylight and 60 degree temps to lay year round (I would like them to lay over the winter months and well we get pretty darn cold here). Thank you for your input.... Kena in Michigans Upper Peninsula.