Hi everyone. I'm Jen and I have just started raising a little backyard flock of chickens. I have 1 bantam rooster and a pair of easter egger hens currently outside. I also have a "delayed" mottled cochin bantam in the house along with a three week old barred rock pullet. My three that are outside refuse to go in to their house at night, although they go down during the day and drink water and eat chicken feed. At night, they come up on to the front porch and roost next to my bird feeder. Every night I go out there with a laundry basket covered with a blanket and collect them, put them in the coop and shut them in for the night. How can I get them to realize they need to go in to the coop at night? I also would like them to lay eggs in the nesting boxes...they are about 10 weeks old right now. Any ideas?