We are very new to chickens. My husband designed and built a very nice coop, but I'm not sure the chickens agree. We were a little hasty and purchased the chicks before we had the coop done. Needless to say after it taking longer than expected to build, we had the chickens in a pen all together for 2 months. They grew up together and all piled on top of eachother in the pen. Fast forward to 2 weeks ago and we finally got them in their coop. They are free range during the day and then we put them in at night. When they migrate back to the coop, the chickens that are able to make it in pile in front of the door and there are one or two stranglers that can't make it in due to the big pile blocking the door. My husband built a feed box and put it right next to the door which created a little "hallway like" area by the door they come in where they pile up. I have several questions that may or may not have answers but appreciate any advice. Do they pile up due to growing up that way in the pen? If we move the feed box, will they not pile in front of the door? Will they ever roost on the perches we built? Maybe the perches are too high? I apprecaigte any feedback on the coop and behavior of the chickens. Also, when they free range, do we need to put water out for them outside of the coop? Sorry for all the questions, we are very new to this. Thank you so much!