Well, my chicks are finally outside in their new digs. They loooooooooooooooooove it out there! I kept them strictly in the coop for about 3 days so they would get to know the place (read: until we got their run completed ). They know where their food and water is, they go in and out of there throughout the day, but when nighttime comes, they stay outside. They pile themselves up right next to their door and sleep there. I have to go out and put them in, shut their door and all is well. I don't have any roosts in the coop yet (that is a this weekend project, along with hanging their feeder and waterer). How can I get them to take those final few steps to go INSIDE their coop when they want to go to bed? Will the problem stop when they have roosts inside, or am I going to have to put them in at night every night? I may not always be here when it turns dark and I am paranoid that one of those evil forest monsters are going to come out of the woods and tear their little heads off.