and my family thinks I'm crazy for wanting to celebrate, but.... Tonight was the first night my 8 week old pullets put themselves to bed in their own coop!!!! It feels frighteningly like the first time my children slept through the whole night. I went out at 9pm (dusk) and there they were: all 14 of them cozied up on their roost in the coop. All I had to do was shut them in and lock them up safe and sound. I'm one proud chickie mama!