My 2 Orpingtons 22 weeks old do not use the perch to roost in the coop at night, they cuddle up and sleep in the nesting boxes, now the white leghorn is joining them so I have taken the perch out....its quite tight in there with two large fowl and a normal size chicken if they are not using the perch to roost. Because they are big girls and getting bigger by the day do they need a bigger perch? After all they have bigger feet!! Does it matter if they don't roost?? winter is coming and they will be spending more time in the coop, they go to bed very early my girls...no late night clubbing for them!! I want them to be comfortable.