OH I feel SO bad for my little girls! Tonight is their first night outside in their coop. I went back in the coop three times before I finally decided I could NOT spend the night out there with them I spent literally HOURS making sure I had all the cracks and stuff covered well so nothing would get my girls. The little hen door has two layers of hardware cloth stapled to the hole PLUS I put strips of wood around the edge of that and nailed it on so nothing could rip the screen off. I could not even budge that wood...nothing else will. I still feel so bad! Spending literally hours in with them really REALLY got them super friendly...in ONE night! I mean my salmon Faverolle jumped up in my lap, she hated me before! I pet her and she stayed and enjoyed it. My brown shy sex link! SHE jumped up on my lap! This was only ONE night of sitting and talking with them. They LOVE their new coop in the day light but boy once I turned their light out for the night it was like I was killing them! THey were all crying and screaming for me to come back. I went back in, turned on the light and stayed with them another 1/2 hour. My dad came over and asked if I was going to spend the night with them! lol I was about ready to cry it was so sad...they all crowded by the little chicken door when I would leave like they were crying for their mommy. That worked THREE times...finally at 10pm I decided it was time to get them a few night lights and went back in the coop, plugged those in, and sat in my chair and turned out their lights once again. I sat there another 15 min in the dark just to see how they did. This time they weren't quite so noisy but then I made a noise rolling my tongue at them, and everyone became suddenly quiet! Instantly! lol They were all crowding on one another in a corner. I just hope they are all right over night. I'm going to be running my butt out there right when the sun comes up I can tell ya that! I'm so worried about them I just no I"m not going to get any sleep tonight! How do you people do it when you have to put your babies outside!!