My dad built a lovely coop a few years ago and had to expand it due to chicken math...instead of one hen house he built two for the girls. One is a bit smaller than the other. The larger one has a window that faces an open field, and our house. The smaller hen house has a window facing the opposite direction, towards the woods. We noticed that most of the chickens preferred the larger hen house over the smaller one. The chicken at the bottom of the pecking order could have gone into the smaller hen house which has around three hens in it while the other 8 took the bigger one, but instead that hen slept on a perch outside the hen house(but still safely secure in the coop, just in the 'run' area). So i am wondering if more chickens refuse to sleep in the smaller hen house because they do not like that the window faces the woods where there may be foxes? Or do they all just cram into the larger one because they like to sleep together?