I am new to chickens, and started with a stray rooster who moved into my yard and started sleeping on a 5 foot grape arbor. After a couple of months the nights started getting cold, he was still there, and is moderately friendly, so I bought a hen house, built a chicken run, and got a few hens. Everyone seems happy. Trouble is, he won't sleep in the hen house unless he is trapped in there. I close up the run at night, but I have only been able to get him in there once. That time I locked him in for 3 days, and in those days he slept in the lower level of the little hen house. Then I was cleaning out the house and he got out of the run and won't go back in! I don't mind them being out in general. As long as they head in at night the ladies can wander all over the property. Mr. Rooster won't do it though. He just spent a thunderstorm outside on a grape arbor. Yikes! Do I more assertively chase him in the run and lock him in for longer? Ignore him? Start catching him at night and shoving him in? (That one is not on my top 10 list of fun activities, FYI) For what it's worth, I'm in Idaho and it will probably start snowing within the next month.