So yesterday was the first day my flock spent outside the coop, in the run. I was wondering if they would go to bed when it was dark, but as night fell, they all just slept in a heap outside the coop. So I put them back in coop where they slept overnight. This evening I tried to see if they would go into the coop about dusk, but they were adamantly against it. I chased them all and shoved them in the coop. As I left, they were all squacking their indignation at having to go inside before it was actually dark. So, a couple of questions: 1) What is the normal time the chicks should go back in the coop? 2) Is there any technique for "encouraging" them to go back in the coop? TIA!