Can't get your chickens to go up on the roost? That's the usual roost problem that is discussed on this forum. Well, I have a new one. I can't get mine to come down! That's a new one for me. After I have had a flock for about five years or so and normal mortality has taken its course and the flock has been reduced in size I usually like to move them to our "retirement" pen. In the retirement pen they can live out the rest of their lives in comfort and they have can roam freely anywhere on the property that they please. I had the pen all cleaned out and set up with fresh shavings on the floor. I also built them a brand new roost. Last night after dark we moved the chickens (8 Buff Orpingtons) from their old pen and set them up on the new roost. This is the same procedure we always use when moving chickens to a new pen. When I went out there this morning I fully expected them to be out there busily checking out their new surroundings and happily scratching around in the new shavings. What I found was all 8 chickens still up there on the roost in exactly the same position that I left them last night! I know that eventually one of them will get brave enough to jump down and then the rest will follow but it has now been several hours after sunrise and those crazy chickens are all still up there with no idea what to do next!