So this is my first time raising chickens and my girls are seriously stubborn. I have 2 barnvelders and 1 cream legbard they were around 12 weeks when i got them in July, so I'd put them at about 22 weeks now They still are not roosting at night and even when i place them on the roosting bar in the evening they rarely stay on. The legbard is the most cooperative, but the barnvelders want absolutely nothing to do with me and flip out when i try and place them on. They insist on piling in a corner. The roosting bar is pretty low and might have something to do with it. Does anyone have any suggestions or do i just keep going out at night and place them on the bar and hope they finally get a clue? My next issue is that they aren't laying eggs yet. They have a small raised coop with an attached run and i let them out during the day in an enclosed area I got the fake eggs to put in the nesting box to give them a hint but they never are in the actual coop during the day and when they go up in the evening it's pretty dark in there so i don't even know if they see it. I know they will do it in their own time and there's not much i can do... mostly i just wanted to complain about this. Last, but not least, I have a PVC pipe waterer with the little cup dispenser in their run and I'm not sure they are actually drinking water from it. When i first got them i was able to teach them to us it pretty easily and it was fine. But then I started putting a bowl of water out in their yard space and it seemed like they started exclusively drinking from that bc when i would let them out or the run in the morning they would immediately go to it and drink. I stopped putting out the water bowl bc I wanted them to use the waterer but i never see them drink from it. I tried to get them into the habit again by putting meal worms in the little cup by they wouldn't go near it. I don't have room in the enclosed run to put a bowl or hanging water which is why i went with the PVC pipe style in the firs place. I will say they don't seem dehydrated or anything so they must be getting water from somewhere and i could just be imagining things... Sorry i know this was a reeeally long post. Feel free to tell me to relax and stop being a first time chicken mom.