O.K. not that I have a lot of hens... out of 8 chicks I got 5 rooster, but the inside of their hen house ( or the man cave) is a little cramped. I have never seen them use their roost in doors, and the only time I see them use their outdoor roost is in the A.M for wake up calls! When they are sleeping they always snuggle up together under their nesting boxes. Not that I'm a crazy chicken lady that checks on her babies with a flash light every night....I just know thats how they sleep. I was thinking of removing their indoor roost to give them a little more room inside this winter. Would that be safe or are they just not ready to start roosting yet? They are about 18 weeks old.