So I got to pick myself up some new chickens, I am *hoping* they are mostly hens. I guess they are teenagers in chicken terms around 16-18weeks. So I went to the trouble to build a nice big shed with a yard for them and now they won't spend any time outside. Its nice here during the day weather wise (50s-60s) the sun is shining and i thought, what a perfect day to be a chicken. I even threw some scratch grains out there to encourage them to explore.... about half of them came out for a few min, ate the grass immediately in front of the door, and then scurried back inside. Do i have defective chickens? Or will it take sometime for them to realize that there is a great big world out there just for them. We fenced and chicken wired our entire orchard in just for them ( about an acre ) that is adjacent to where we build their shed. They have had picking issues, most of them have bald spots around the top of their tail feathers, but no bleeding thank goodness.