I have a problem.
My hens won't just sleep in their Coop for some reason. Instead they chose to sleep on top of it. The only time they ever go inside the coop is to lay eggs, which they never sit on ever!. So what I did was, I built a 4mX4m chicken run and placed the coop in there. I did this cause I thought if I put them in a closed surrounding were they get to be near the coop, they'll eventually get the idea of were to sleep and were to find the eggs. But instead nothing has changed. They still behavior the same. Lay eggs in the coop and sleep on top of it. This has been going on for weeks now. Im new to this. I have little knowledge on how to handle backyard chickens especially for reproduction purposes. I cant help but feel the 10eggs currently sitted in the coop will go bad.. Any help would be much appreciated. I have four hens and two roosters.