I have eight weekers outside in the coop. We have a rather patchwork coop we made from an old playhouse and it has a simple 'lift up' flap for the door that I latch shut at night. It's lifted up with plastic rope that's attached to a hook at the bottom of the flap. Chickens went in the coop at night without a problem for a few days, then they started roosting on the platform just outside the pop door so I had to shoo them in each night. Not sure why that was - the coop is way off the ground and there's no snakes/etc in the coop. They spend a lot of daytime hours in there by choice, I just think they preferred that platform! Anyways, they recently took up a more dangerous habit -squishing and roosting on the top of the lifted up door! The door COULD fall, especially with so many chickens on it (it never has), plus to get them in the coop I need to get them out of there and place them in - and as they are at eye level that could be dangerous for me. I removed the door this morning and I'm planning to temporarily put a hinge on that will allow it to swing sideways - that's not ideal due to the placement of the ramp and the latch, but it's all I could think of as a temporary solution to break them of the habit. Any other ideas? Would rather the door lift up, but not sure how to discourage them from getting stuck up there.