Hello! I am new to the message boards, although I've looked a lot in this process of getting my first flock. My husband and I have 6 hens: 3 white leghorns and 3 Ameraucanas. We bought them at a month old in June, so I guess they are about 3 months old now; we kept them in a large metal tub in our house until last weekend when my husband finished the coop. The coop has a fenced run that goes under and past the coop, and he built a nice ramp leading upstairs to the coop. The problem is, those silly chickens will not go in the coop for any reason, and we are baffled! We live in Texas, so the weather has been consistently 100 degrees since they've been out there. Could that have something to do with it? Do I need to get them in the habit of going in the coop for the night now, or is it not a big deal? Also, when do I start looking for eggs? Thanks for the tips -- I'm obviously new at this!