Why do my pullets stay inside so much?? I moved them to their coop at 4 weeks. At that point they had they had access to the 4x8 interior or an 8x10 pen with wood floor covered by pine shavings. They stayed inside unless eating (I put the food in the penned area). So I chalked it up to getting used to their freedom, but it never changed. I then thought maybe they didn't like the wooden floor in the pen. (although it has a thick layer of pine shavings so whybtheynwould prefer the inside shavings, I don't know). I thought when we added the outdoor run straight on the dirt, they'd stay outside all day. Now, they've only had free access to their run for two days, but I'm surprised to see them going inside a lot still. They appear healthy and hop up and come out any time we go out their, but still hangbout inside their coop a lot. Found them roosting indoors at 9 am yesterday. Also thought it was heat related, but today it's so nice out and the girls were inside when I checked them a bit ago. Is this normal behavior???