I am new to chickens and have 25 six week old buff orps. We moved them into their outside coop several weeks ago, and they were doing great. We put the heat light out there of course because they were still so little, and put it on a timer to go on just before dusk and to go off just before dawn. Our coop is raised approx 6 feet off the ground and they have a ramp to get up. It took them a couple weeks to get the hang of going up the ramp, but they have been doing great for the last week or so. A few did tend to stop at the top of the ramp and stay there to roost, but we were able to get them in enough to lock the door. Well a few days ago that all changed. They all decided they were going to roost at the top of the ramp and up to six inches into the coop. Well this has created a huge argument every night, because as you can imagine 25 6 week old chickens can not all fit in that amount of space. My husband and I have been tag teaming them, one of us is in the coop moving them away from the door and the other is outside encouraging them up the ramp and closing the door. This seems to be making them panic. The all then run to another corner of the coop and jam themselves into there to the point that they are jumping on each other. I'm worried about someone getting trampled. Tonight we had an AH HA moment. We have not been turning the heat light on, and tonight since it was getting dark and hard to see we turned it on for light while we were in there and they were in mid panic in the corner. They all went silent and looked up, then seemed to chill out a bit. Does the light have anything to do with it? I don't know what to do. Help!!