Hi everyone, My flock is 3 months old. After the chicks arrived, I have been in steady project mode building the next enclosure to house them. First the brooder, then utilizing my barn in the backyard, enclosing the backside of one exterior overhang to form the henhouse, and finally building out from that overhang to produce the run. The thing about the hen house is, since its tucked all the way into the back of the overhang, its kind of dark in there. Such that, the cooks dont really hang out back there. At all. I put some roosting bars back there but they have not even tried them out. What they do enjoy, right at last light, is everyone crowds onto the crossbars I set out right by the run exit. These 2 roosts are fully exposed to the elements, and last to receive daylight in the evening. Ever since I finished the hen house and let them out, they haven't been back. So this past Friday night, we got some freezing rain, all night. I checked on the flock, and sure enough, they are out there in the elements, getting soaked. So Saturday I removed the partitioning wall of the hen house, and re did the roosts back there to give them 3 different level heights of roosting bars. I also removed the old ones by the run exit. This lets in a lot more light into the roost area I want for them, Now, the flock is confused as heck. They continue to try and jump up to the old location, ride the side rails, and now its just a big massive dogpile underneath the old roost site. What gives? Why do they not choose to roost in the dryer spot, out of the wind and rain? We have sleet comming and I know these birds are hardy (Wyandottes) but I worry for them still choosing the most outdoors corner to huddle in. What will it take for them to start using the (old) new roosting area that is intended for them? Thanks for any/all comments and advice.