Hi all, I just yesterday introduced new, 5 total, pullets in my new coop. It has the enclosed area above the run just like a chicken tractor. I got the design idea from the the chicken tractors I've seen on-line, but mine is much to heavy to move on a daily basis. My question is this, I live in New England and we are in the middle of a heavy rain storm and the hens do not want to go down to the run for the food and water. I'm sure they need time to get use to the new enviorment so I have been putting food and water in the upper coop area. Should I be doing this? I'm sure if they get hungry enough and thirsty enough they will venture down, but I didn't want to force them in the rain. Was this the right thing to do? They are young. Thanks to all and by the way, I'm new to the forum. Thanks!