My 3 barred rock chicks are in their coop and run full time now at 8 weeks. The coop is elevated and the floor is about 3 feet off the ground. I put in a "make shift" roost that i put together with a few logs from the wood pile until hubby can finish putting the roosts and nest boxes in. Its not very tall, maybe 9 inches off the floor of the coop. The permanant one will be higher of course. I noticed last night though that they are still cuddled up in the corner of the coop on the straw. Are they just comfortable with the hight of the coop and maybe they dont need a roost? Do they not like the one I made for some reason or are they just not into roosting yet? I put in a ton of straw and it really is quite coushy.. I would have taken a nap in it... would they prefer the coushy straw to roosting?