We moved them to the coop over the weekend... for the past 3 nights we will go and gather them up to put them in for the night (man thats a job!)... they act scared to death of the dark! but settle down after awhile. So about how long will it take before they will know they need walk into the coop for the night (and stay there)? What time do you lock your chickens in their coop? I post pics. of the coop and their 1st night in it on my blog... under Chickies 1st night in ThE ChIcKeN ShAcK. Need to upload and update on the ShAck... got it all done but the door needs to be put on and a few odds and ends.