Hi all. New here, a few questions. I am sure all the answers are here somewhere, so many many pages to go through, I thought I'd cheat and just ask on a new thread. Just about done finishing the inside of the refurbished hay shed, soon to be a chicken coop. My daughter wants to have a dozen egg laying hens. and she also wants a couple of fancy hens and a rooster so she can see them brood etc. the coop is divided, 3/4 for laying hens, other 1/4 of the coop for the fancy's. seperated by half wall, screen and door. (hopefully, this is okay -disease speaking if one should get sick on either side. Is three nest boxes sufficient for 12 hens? How do you keep the hens from sleeping/going to the bathroom in the nest boxes. curious as to floor layout for the interior, besides nest boxes, roost, is there anything else to put in the interior, sleeping area??? or do hens sleep on the roost? I haven't had chickens since I was a youngin', so a bit rusty, but, I don't recall it being too complicated??? haha. let's hope not. I am hoping to find some cheap lino to put on the floor, easier to sweep etc. Are wood shavings and stall mate a good floor covering as well? sorry many questions. yikes, how can you tell I'm new? How high up should the roosts be? I read that a 2X4 is a good size roost to get. okay, that's enough questions for now. Thanks in advance, I am so glad I found this site!!!!!!!