We have 8 Silver Laced Wyandottes. These are a new breed for us and we've had them since April when they were pullets. We've tried a couple times to put hay or straw in their coop as bedding and they absolutely hate it! We tried again today as the weather is getting colder and we thought some hay would help keep them a little warmer at night. The protesting started immediately! So much complaining! Eventually they put themselves to bed but two of them refused to go into the coop. My husband had to catch them and force them into the coop for the night. Is this normal for this breed? The last time we tried to put hay in their coop they went into the coop and kicked every last bit of it out the door very vocally complaining the whole time. It was quite entertaining to watch! But I'm worried as it gets colder they're going to be quite chilly at night without something in there. Should we try a different type of bedding? Any suggestions?