And the darned things decided it was so different with totally new shavings (and DE), instead of just adding more, that they tried to roost on the coop roof. These are 18 week old birds, two roosters and two pullets. There used to be two more pullets in that Gang of Seven, but those girls got new homes last Sunday. (I was sad to give them up, but I must thin the herd, since I am addicted to hatching!) I gathered them up and put them inside the attached run; they climbed the ladder to the coop/sleeping quarters after the initial squawking. That coop is pretty small for them all, but they only sleep in there - they range freely the rest of the time. It's roomier with 2 less chickens. Just funny that FRESH litter spooked them!