There are evenings, especially when the days are long, when I have to go somewhere in the evening and I won't be home until quite late. I am not comfortable leaving the hens in the run with access to the coop but not locked in securely for the night, ramp up and latches secure . My run is very predator-proof however the sight of a raccoon or opossum outside their little world would send my girls into a tizzy. When I have to coop up early I would rather tempt them in than force/chase them in to the coop. In their lives we have one night a week that is consistent and the hens sense it so they cooperate by walking quietly into the coop when I say, "It's rehearsal night." Other evenings they do not expect to be cooped up before the sun is fully set and they become disturbed when I explain whatever is keeping me away. How do you manage your flock? I have found that my hens would walk through fire for bits of cheese. I tempt them out of the yard and back into the run when I can not be outdoors to protect them as they free range. I'm not sure it is a good idea to tempt them into the coop by leaving cheese in the feeder or on the floor. All ideas are welcome.