...should they be shut in at night to make sure it is imprinted? It is their 5th night outside and I've gone down at dusk to help them in each evening. The big girls, the Dots, got it down from the get go. Before tonight, the six littles milled around near the coop, peeping until I showed up to 'help' them in. They didn't seem to like that getting dark thing after being inside for their whole lives. Tonight was only their second night without their brooder box tucked in the coop. I went down to put them in and everyone was in the coop! I was such a proud mama tonight. So it's really hot here (already a month of 90+) and so far it's been cooling (hah!) to the upper 70's at night. The coop is built in the run and is pretty predator proof (see photo below). I don't plan to shut them in every night in the future, but figure it's a good idea for now. The peeps are right around 6 weeks old. How long should I shut them in at night until they are well imprinted on the process?