I got my chickens in mid May - at that time they were 4 weeks old. They live in an enclosed coop with access to an outdoor area (enclosed with chicken wire). I have several questions: 1. I seperated the roosters (from the hens-4) and put the roosters (3) outside the coop. Now they all roost together - roosters outside the fence and hens inside. The hens won't go in the coop at night. I have a hen house outside the coop - in hopes the roosters would go there at night for warmth. But, they just hang out outside the coop with the hens. Any suggestions? 2. One of the hens has a crooked beak - and is quite smaller than the other hens because she can't eat so well. Will she lay - or should we not keep her? 3. The hens have 9 nests for them to start roosting in - it is elevated abot 18" off the ground. So far the hens haven't gone in the nests. Will they eventually find them or is there something I can do to introduce them to the nests? (Now they roost in the fenced open area at night - and it is getting quite cold at night. ) 4. I think they should start laying about November....am I right? Thank you for any information you can give me!