So the girls ( they will be 4 weeks old on Wednesday) have been outside for about a week (shut in their coop with the light on since we did get into the 30s, yikes!) They outgrew their space in the house, were getting really dusty and if I left the top off their brooder, they kept wanting to fly out land on the wood stove!! So they needed to move out. Anyhow, it has warmed up a bit and they have been spending all day outside in the run. They can go up and down the ladder and are really enjoying the dirt. So for the past 3 nights I have let them stay out until it got almost dark and instead of going to bed in the coop, they all went to bed under the ladder. I have been putting them back in the coop and shutting the door, then letting them back out in the morning. So, when do they learn to go to bed in the coop and not in the run? Is it the repetition of being outside then being put away at night that makes them want to do it when they are older? Not that I don't mind getting to love on each girl as I put her to bed, but I'm just curious. Oh also, I know EVERYONE asks this, but I have 10 EEs and to my very untrained eye, the combs all look the same and are the same color. Am I delusional to think that they just might all be girls?? I might have to take pics and post them.