Now that my little clock is established in their routine, I've noticed that while I expected them to want to be outside ALL the time, they aren't. They do spend a lot of time in their run (30 or 40 by 10, I really need to measure someday), and I free range them for about an hour or two a day depending on how I'm doing (right now is less, but yeah, that knee is a bugger), but they REALLY like to chill in the coop. I did go on the bigtime with ventilation - the whole shed south big door is kept wide open, and their coop that sections off is half wire, half wood, with the door all wire (hardware cloth stuff). We cut the back wall so almost the whole top is open except for wire and studs. They seem to love to sit in there. They play in the dirt heaps and grass in the run, usually 5-8 are out at a time in the run, but the rest are inside and they rotate. When let out for free range, everyone runs out and has a good time, but within an hour or two, they start heading in, and usually go to the coop, once I get everyone corralled, they all go in the coop, roost and siesta. The run is half tarped and water is available, so it's not like they can't get out of the sun or anything. I'm not complaining, litter hasn't been an issue, smell is no issue, and I don't mind because that way for winter and they get snowed in, they won't be stir crazy too much being in there. Do I have goofy chickens? I just see posts of how the coop will just be for eggs and night, but mine think it's their home that they want to hang in and out of for parts of the day. Do other chickens spend all day out of the coop, or do like mine and siesta in there - especially those that don't free range?