I had 10 babies born over the past 14-16 weeks. They are NOT WILLING TO ROOST! Now, I understand this, sorta. I have watched my 15 'big girls' get settled at night. They are horrible! They peck and push and carry on something awful!! It is not a pretty sight. I have been going in and placing them on the roosts. There is always fighting--the older hens are mean. There is enough room for all the young ones to be in an area of roosts themselves, but some hen has got to come over & peck some of the time. Between the dust and the stress--to all of us---I gave up 3 nights ago. And yes, I had poop to clean out of 3 of the nest boxes. I blocked them, badly, a few nights. But I really didn't have the right stuff to stay in place. I believe I can have my handyman build me something that is just for this. But for now---is it the end of the world if they sleep in the nest boxes??