I live in Lousisana and have gone chciken crazy quickly. My husband came home from work a couple of weeks ago with a baby chick that was running around his work. After a week or so we added what was supposed to be a couple chicks to 12 plus a guinea hen. I am unsure what Henny Penny is but we have one Australorp, 6 yellow sexlinks, 3 Rhode Island reds and 3 Welsummers. We built an A-frame coop that is 8' x 5' and half of the upper section has a floor for them to stay during the night. I know we will need to expand soon. We moved the food and water to the ground so they would spend more time in the sun and running around. Last night they spent the whole night in the grass and didn't go up. Do I need to put them up each night? Or will they figure out to go back upstairs? I'm completely new to all of this and am learning as I go. I read other threads and think I'm doing this all wrong. Do we need a roost area for all chickens? Do we not worry about nesting boxes until they get ready to lay or go ahead and give them boxes to sleep in? I think I'm overwhelming myself with too many questions and so many different answers.