I've a small flock of 4 BO and 4 BR, all hens, about 1 year of age. Until a few weeks ago, they all went in to the coop to roost at night, like clockwork. Once they were in, I'd go out and button down the coop until morning. A few weeks ago I had one hen, the dominant one, who decided she would like to perch in the doorway (guillotine door). So I began to make it part of the routine to go out and place her in the coop before the door was closed. Fast forward a few weeks, and now I have anywhere between 2 and 6 hens that like to stay outside of the coop, mostly squeezed into the opening of the pop door or on the ramp leading to the doorway. I don't allow this, as I am sure that if I leave them out at night it is only a matter of time before some critter is attracted to the possibility of a free chicken dinner. The run is quite secure, but no run is going to thwart a hungry critter with time on its hands. Nothing has been changed structurally inside or outside of the coop. Maybe a change is needed. How can I encourage these hens to enter the coop at night, and on their own? This hasn't (yet) driven me crazy, but I can feel it coming on. Thanks in advance for any insights and tips. Some info below Age of hens: 10 months Number of hens: 8 Coop size: 40 sq ft (9x4.5 ft.) Run: 375 sq. ft, fully enclosed. Perching in coop: 2x4 wide side up, 9 feet total perching length, two 4.5 ft lengths Coop ventilation: Well-ventilated (and properly ventilated) Lighting in coop: None (no electric) Feed/H2O in coop: None Typical enter/exit from coop: Enter at dusk, exit 30 min after sunrise (and coffee for humans) Ideas: Change roost configuration, find a way to light the coop for an hour or so after sunset (but w/o electricity to the coop), ......?