Ok so I have purchased 250 started pullets from a hatchery and I have tried so hard to get them to roost. First it was a task of getting them all in the coop at night instead of sleeping under it. Well we completed phase one but now on to phase two.... sleeping on the roost and not in a pile in the corner. These came from a farm where they were use to sleeping on the floor for 15 weeks. Well after putting everyone of the chickens on the roost every night for about a week it has paid off somewhat... I have about half going up to the roost and the rest seem to be content with the floor. I've never had this problem as I've always used layers that I received as day olds... not started. For them it's like second nature and by the 8th week they are all on the roost at night time. Anyone have any ideas besides individually putting them on the roost every night? They have a light that lights the whole coop so they can see to get up there. They havn't quite figured what time is bed time so I have to turn the light on every night around quarter till eight to get them to go in. I guess the last "phase" is going to teach them to lay in the nest boxes. As I have a feeling I'm going to be picking up eggs for quite a while out of the pasture. Hopefully they get the oops... I have to lay an egg... down quick! Any ideas???