Since we are still working on the coop I added a longer and higher 2x4 roost to the brooder. I just got them inside for the night and it is pretty much bedlam. The two sweet hens just got up and settled in and started trilling. The roost is 12" off the floor and over three feet long, so there is plenty of room for 6 eight week old chicks, but the two Buff Orps and the two RIR's seem to have decided that they all four want the spot right next to the back wall. I watched them for a long time and they are pretty much determined to prevail and wow are they ever noisy. Actually, I have never heard them be even close to this loud or seen them be this aggressive. And the worst thing is the two suspected roosters are literally landing on top of the other two and throwing down onto the floor. No injuries but it's disturbing to watch I turned out the light and it quieted down some. I am chalking this up to normal chicken behavior and hopefully they will sort it out, though the rooster(s) have to go so it's probably a short term problem.