I'm a new chicken owner, 4 chickens, 2 roos 2 hens. The girls are laying one egg a day(total) probably 2 dozen so far, so that should give you an idea on age. 1. Anyway my problem is I JUST finished the new coop last friday and read on here to lock them in the coop, however i forgot how long. I locked them in for 3 nights, not letting them out at all. Is that what you ment? If it is, you said to lock them in the coop for 2 weeks, my question is do you mean two weeks of staying in the coop exclusively? Not letting them out at all for two weeks, or do you mean catch them put them in the coop at night and lock the door at night, letting them out in the morning. Like I said I locked them in the coop for 2 days and 3 nights not letting them out until this morning, around 7 at night i went out and they was sleeping outside. The first time I put them in there they tried to turn around and I had to lift their feet just to get them in the coop, however when I caught them tonight I just had to show them the door and they went right in. Do you think I still need to lock them exclusively in for 2 weeks? (Seems abit extream to me) 2. Another thing is my alpha rooster is doing a weird new wavy thing with his head. Noticed it a day before I finished the coop, he acts normal then he randomly weaves his head...best way I can describe it is like a black/latino girl telling you "what for" lol.(Without the snapping fingers) I assume it's some kinda alpha male display, or I hope so. 3. Yet another question is I'd like my chickens to be more friendly, if it's even possible. I raised them in my bedroom, when I let them out of their cage they would huddle beside my bed I was laying on. But now they act like....well teenagers, very "whatever". lol Do their own thing, if I hold up a piece of food pellet the alpha male will come and eat it out of my fingers but the other three will look at it and walk off....like it's not for them? I'd like to be able to pick them up and pet them, I assume thats normal? They used to jump on my arm when they was chicks, now I have to throw feed nearby for them to come to me, certainly no "chasing the food bucket" stuff. They do tend to stay nearby but they do seem to keep their distance. lol I'm sure I have more questions but I should end this now. [Edit] Winter time is comming I've read a dry, well ventilated coop is better then a heat source for the winter. But how do you have ventilation and have no drafts? I've used expanding foam to plug up several holes along the roof but I have a ventilation door as well as afew gaps where the two cleaning access doors are. My plan was to cover the gaps from the doors as best I could and close the vent at night, but now I don't know. Right now I have a red heat lamp inside simply because it's very dark in my coop, what if anything do I need to protect my boys from frostbite?