My pullets don't roost. They just...don't. They were born in early June, so they are around 18-20 weeks old. They still sleep all huddled on top of each other in the corner - she same corner of the coop they slept in when they were tiny gals. We've gone out there pretty regularly and put them on the roost at night. We even changed the roost to something that might be more comfortable. But they just don't roost. Also, they haven't seemed to have "found" the nest boxes and they don't seem to be laying yet. I know that this isn't worrisome at their age - they are in the "in between" age. I do check regularly for eggs, though as I'm expecting them any day. Do I need to show them? Could they be nesting elsewhere in the run or the yard? Also (gulp), we never fed them starter feed. Have I totally ruined them? We did feed them starter feed at the very beginning when they were too small for the pellets, but then switched over to organic feed, and I couldn't find starter in organic. Lastly, they have been loosing feathers like crazy! I've checked for mites and they get DE mixed with their food and spread throughout the run. I also dust their coop when we change their bedding. They seem to have a healthy number of feathers left, and the feathers they are loosing are the downy under-feathers. They look healthy, are gaining weight, and seem to be doing OK overall (although I don't really have anything to compare them to). We have had some super heat this summer, like the rest of the SE. Perhaps I'm just being an overly paranoid "mother," but any advise or insight would be welcome! Thanks, Tara PS: This is my husband's account, but I think I might just take it over!