Hi all, I have taken advice from the forums here and blocked off the nest boxes. I started with curtains before the behavior even started and that did not stop them from happily pushing into the boxes to sleep in a chicken pile. I laid a couple empty water jugs in there and that stopped them for a little while. Sadly the chickens outsmarted me and figured out how to get on TOP of the water jugs and squish themselves in there still! I blocked off the boxes even better tonight, but the chickens are still squished right up against the entry to the box. The problem seems to be they prefer to squish together in a chicken pile in the farthest corner they can get to. They aren't using the roost bar. I have tried a few times to pick up a chicken and put them on the bar but they hate that and get very upset and immediately run back to the corner pile. We have a small coop that the floor and boxes are on the same level. The bar is maybe 4-5 inches off the floor and it is about 2 inch thick wood. I don't really mind them sleeping in a pile (it is very cute), however, it seems this will be a problem later on for poopy nest boxes! Will their instinct to sleep on the bar kick in eventually as they get older? They are 12 weeks old today. I assume this is sort of a baby chicken behavior that maybe they will grow out of?