Hello I have 3 RIR and 3 Welsummers. They are all 16 weeks old. I blocked access to the nest boxes when they were younger to deter them from sleeping inside the boxes and also to entice them to start roosting. I have seen most of them on the roosts several times since I closed the nests but they all seem to still sleep together on the floor in the corner of the coop right next to the boxes. I recently opened the nest boxes to see what would happen and the next morning I found all three nest boxes covered in poop (which tells me they immediately went right back to sleeping inside of them). What can I do to solve this problem ? I have attempted to place them on the roosts after dark on several ocassions but they jump right down. If they havent learned over 10 weeks to stop sleeping in the boxes will blocking them again do any good ? Do I leave them open so they can get use to it ? If I leave them open will they figure it out on thier own and eventually stop ? I just don't want them to get acustim to pooping where they should be laying. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.