I finished my tractor for my meaties yesterday- I made it from an old swingset, leftover materials from building my coop and run for my layers, some hardware cloth, and a tarp. Inside the tractor they also have a plastic doghouse to sleep in and get out of the wind and rain in. Last night, just before dark, I went out and physically put them in the dog house. All but two stayed in and went to sleep, while two got out, then realized they were alone and started to squawk, so I put them back in (and they stayed, or at least they were all in there when I checked a few hours later). Then tonight I went to check on them an hour after sundown and they were all sleeping in a line... right next to the fence. Not even under the tarped section. I'm not really worried about reach throughs or anything, since it's all hardware cloth (1/2x1/2 inch). Are they too dumb (no offense meaties!) to figure it out on their own? Should I put them into the doghouse a few nights in a row so they get the idea? Or does it even matter? Will they go in if it rains? I think these are totally stupid questions, but this is my first time tractoring meaties. Thanks for reading!