i am so confused. i thought the head hen/hens wanted the highest roost. In our coop we have 3 roosts. A training one for the bantam silkies which is so tiny. A lovely 6 inch high roost for silkies or leghorn X that is 3 feet long. And lastly, a foot high roost with a larger pole that is made with love for my beloved leghorn Xes. Do you know which one they ALL want. THE BASKET. I put a basket in the coop because i read that some silkies don't roost. I didn't want them sitting in poop. so i put a small flat-ish basket. I can tell the pecking order is Leghorn 1, Leghorn 2, Silkie Blue, then silkie splash. In my logic the hen would roost on the taller roost. and the silkies would continue to use the basket. The leghorns are 10 months old and have always roosted. The silkies are 6 months old and prefer the basket. I recently integrated them. Why does the top hen want a basket? Since the integration is new, the system is to put the silkies in the coop first. Wait until the leghorns are ready and then put them on the best roost. I wait a few moments until all is settled. These are obviously pets. I check on them once and if needed- I readjust them. I don't need to do that anymore. Since they can't have the basket (i am guarding it) it is the silliest thing to watch 2 huge leghorns try to fit on the tiny silkie training roost- ridiculous! Especially when there is 2 empty roosts 3 feet long each. These leghorns have always roosted. So weird. Another question is do chickens prefer the corner of a coop? Literally the corner. That is where the silkie training roost was. I moved it and put the better roost there instead. Perhaps you could post some pics of what works for you in YOUR roosting situation. Thanks in advance.