I've been torturing myself over this issue for a while now... am I a bad mum because I haven't done anything to break this habit in my BO and bluebelle? There's only the two of them and there are two nestboxes, I clean out the poop every morning (so the eggs don't get pooey) and I'm never home from work before dusk (certainly at this time of year anyway) in order to try and break the habit by means of lifting them onto perches/blocking off the nextboxes, etc. Our bluebelle also lays very very early, so if I blocked off the nestboxes at night, I wouldn't be up early enough to open up in time for her to lay. The BO has recently been very ill too, so I feel like she needs whatever comfort she can get right now - I don't want to stress her again, as I'm just so glad I didn't lose her. All of this adds up to a certain laziness and reluctance on my part to break them out of sleeping in their nextboxes. Am I missing some awful consequence of this behaviour? Is there a really good reason for me to stop them doing this? Is non-perching bad for them? Will sleeping on the ground make them ill? Any advice gratefully received!