Ok so here is what's going on....Our flock is not laying eggs, most want to sleep in the run, and I think they are scared of us. Let me introduce you to the flock first off and then any advise is appreciated. So we have 5 Silkie hens, 1 Silkie rooster, 3 arcana (I think) hens, and 1 blackish with red neck rooster lol. Sorry for the not so good description...they were given to us. I can post pics later and maybe get help with that also...but anyways not to the issues. The Silkie hens will not go up the ramp to the coop from the run....they would rather huddle up by the ramp instead and sleep in the run. The Silkie rooster and the others have no problem going into the coop and taking full advantage of the branches we placed up high as roosting bars. Well the Silkie rooster stays on the ground but the others use the branches. Still he is in the coop. How do I get the Silkie hens to go also....I use a heat lamp as source of heat and night light every night and food and water is inside the coop....what more could these gals want? Next issue....how to get the hens to lay....according to the lady we got them from, the silkies are younger and should be about ready to lay and the others should be laying now.....not sure if this is true, but they ain't laying for us. We have hay in the coop and golf balls in the nexus....only thing is we haven't actually got around to making nesting boxes, but the back area of there coop is off the back of the structure away from "general population" and no I have never been to prison lol. But anyways....helpful tips would be appreciated. Lastly, I have seen so many stories about flocks that run up and love on you, eat out of your hand, and just happy to see you....ours run from us...what can we do? Thanks in advance for all your tips!