Hey everyone - my 40 Barred Rock "babies" are getting rather big - feathered out at 6 weeks old. The weather here is fine so I'm letting them out during the day. My problem is getting them back in. We're too nervous to let them stay out until dusk, so we have to convince them to go in when they'd rather not. We bring a treat into the coop and call, and all but maybe half a dozen come in. Then we close all the doors and my husband and I run around like a slapstick comedy getting the holdouts in one by one. We can't leave the door open while we get the last ones, because the others will start to come back out. They're getting faster and therefore harder and harder to catch! I guess my question is: should I keep up this exhausting routine or let them stay out until dusk? Or does anyone have any tricks that work for getting chickens in before dusk?