Mine seem to vary....some days they will go out in it, especially if its sunny...some days they like to stay in the coop. I've been taking advantage of this coop time, as it seems to encourage my birds to turn their bedding by scratching around more. I have bought some whole corn and scattered it around on top of the bedding to encourage this and it seems to do the trick....their scratching keeps the bedding dry and fluffy and gives them something to do while in the coop. As freerange birds, they seem to get so much scratch time outside that they don't normally scratch up the litter as much as I would like. Now, though, it saves me from having to turn it!