Hi All I've got three (illegal) gals in a coop in my yard. Seem happy, and I'm having fun and getting some eggs. My question: My coop (a hand down from a friend) has perches that lead up to the nesting boxes. I thought the girls would sleep on the perches, then do the egg thing in the nesting boxes. I do find the eggs there, but they poop and sleep in the boxes, too. Is that normal? The nesting boxes have a flap to lock the girls out (in the coop). Should I be using that? Is it OK they sleep in the nesting boxes ? (Yes, once they somehow hit the flap and locked themselves in the nesting boxes. THAT was loud. ) Another question -- they're about 10 months old now. Too late to teach them to drink from a hanging nipple bottle? I have one they seem to ignore because they were raised with the tray-waterer. Thanks!