Back in March of this year, I received an order of 15 Ameracaunas. I LOVE them! The problem we're having is really one of our own doing... This batch was raised in the coop that they were expected to roost in at night....but we never moved the roosts up higher as the chicks grew bigger (they were at 18" off the ground). As a result, they decided the trees were a great place to roost - and MUCH higher than their current roosts! They were thrilled. I was not. Over the last few weeks, a raccoon(s) has discovered them in the trees and have killed several. I cannot keep them safe at night if they are in the trees! So, yesterday, my husband and I raised the roosts to 4', caught each of the frickin' chickens, trimmed one wing on each bird, put them in the coop, and locked them in the coop. How long do you think I need to leave them in there to break the tree-roosting habit & to condition them to sleep in this coop? I appreciate everyone's input!