Hi everyone and thanks for allowing me to join your group. We are living in the North Georgia Mountains and have rescued nine hens and a rooster from some neighbors that just picked up and left, their chickens included. We have been feeding them first with scratch grain and now pellets. We would like to raise them for eggs but could use some help and advice. I built a roost and nests for them and they are gradually getting used to them. They are in the yard most of the day scratching in numerous places. they return at night and roost high, and I do mean high, 20-30 ft in the pine trees. I would like to get them into the nests and start the laying process but they seem a little skittish right now. Will I have to build a coop for them or will they continue to roost in the trees at night? They all appear to be young, not sure how old but I think they are around the same age. Rooster has just learned how to crow. How do I get them into the nests I have built? Thanks for your help.