Hello BYC... We just put our three 7-8 week old chicks outside into their Chick N Barn/Yard for the first time. Hubby finished predator-proofing the Barn & Yard, so today was moving day. Tell me if I am doing this right: They spent all day in the Chick N Yard, but I did not see them step one foot into the Barn the whole day. At around 7:30 p.m., they were still scratching around in the Yard, so we rounded them up and put them in the Barn and shut the door. Tried to show them the roost, but they jumped right off and did A LOT of upset peeping for awhile, trying to get out the door. Finally settled into one corner of the barn. Also, we DID NOT put feed/water into the Barn for the night. Is this a mistake??? Their feed/water is in the run. Do they need the feed/water overnight?? I read somewhere that we should keep them locked in the barn for a few days so they will get used to it, but I'm not crazy about that idea. Should we just lock them in the Barn @ night until they get used to the new digs? Thoughts on that? One more thing, we DO NOT have a light out there for them. We stopped using the light in their garage brooder a week or so ago. We are in Northern CA and our weather is pretty mild right now. Is no light OK? I'm feeling very nervous about the whole thing, if you couldn't already tell. This is our first experience with chickens. Any advice, words of encouragement would be much appreciated! BYC IS THE BEST!!!