I have two precious chicks that were hatched by my broody Buff Orpington. They are now 4 wks. old and at night are still sleeping with their mama in the nesting box in the big dog kennel in the coop where they were hatched. I have been leaving the door of the kennel open ever since the chicks were 3 days old. Mama has taught them everything. Will she teach them to get up on the roosting poles at night if I remove the kennel from the coop? Or, since she is taking them to bed in the kennel each night to keep them warm, should I leave it a few more weeks? I just don't want them to think they are supposed to sleep in the nesting boxes. When I started out with my first chicks, I had them in a corral in the coop and then had the nesting boxes closed off until they were nearing the egg laying age. So, they learned to roost early when they could fly up to the poles. Any suggestions appreciated.