When I first put my new pullets in their new coop over a year ago they each seemed to choose their favorite spot on the roost. Most nights each bird was in her spot--it was rare that they got shuffled around. Now, however, they're in a different spot every night. Sometimes they'll all jam themselves on the top roost and other times one or two will be on the lower roost. Sometimes sworn enemies will end up roosting right next to each other. And, whereas they used to all face in the same direction now there's usually at least one facing in the opposite direction. I wonder if the more picked on hens intentionally face the opposite direction so they can't be pecked on the head during the coming-to-roost process when there's quite a bit of squabbling? I'm curious. Do your chickens always roost in the same spot or do they mix it up? And, do all your chickens face the same direction or are some facing in the opposite direction? I'm particularly curious about roosters--do they take the top roost as the choice location for those at the top of the pecking order or do they roost lower down to be a first line of defense if anything entered the coop?