The way I brooded my chicks this year is I took one corner of their coop and put a fence across so they can see each other but cant touch each other. That way I dont have the mess in my house and they are used to seeing each other. Well I have 3 hens that were bought 3 weeks earlier than my shipment of birds.......evil tractor supply. These hens are getting huge, too big to be in with their younger counter parts. I tried putting them up on the roosts with the big girls but they just jumped back down and went to the fence. I decided to be mean and not open the gate so they could get in with the younger birds. Hoping they would go back to the roosts with the big girls. But no I just snuck out there and checked on them, there is the three of them in a ball next to the gate by the little ones. How am I going to break them of sleeping in the brooder with the others and get them on the roosts?