Thanks! I now have pine shavings in the nest boxes as well as on the floor of the coop, in the yard is a bit of straw that will be replaced with a layer of sand. My birds are all starting to lay now and I have to say how exciting it is to find the eggs in the boxes every day!!! This morning we saw a couple of cayotes near the coop! YIKES!! Believe my chickens are safe as my husband built it with predators in mind (hardware cloth as well as chicken wire all around, with hardware cloth aprons on the outside, metal roof) but you can be sure we will be watching the girls very closely...
Moderator2, I think I have figured out the posting issue!!!:)