My husband spent a bunch of time and energy indulging my little chicken problem. I have a wonderful healthy little flock of 2 silkies, 2 auracanas and 2 buff orpingtons. they were hatched in very early may this year and I have had them since then... My coop is a big box on legs (basically) with nesting boxes to the back. it has a small door and a bigger door side by side. It is attatched to a run that is pretty big (20ft long by 6ft wide and about 5ft tall) all enclosed... I have shade cloth and some kinda redneck lumbar for shelter from our hot summer sun. I wasn't paying much attention to what they were doing with the coop because they seemed pretty happy to hang out underneath it to escape the heat and then run around when it was cooler. HOWEVER, we had a huge knock down thunder lightning wind and rain storm and my daughter and I had to go rescue 6 WET little girls and stuff them inside the coop! we blocked the door shut because they all wanted OUT and back into the terrible weather! They settled in and went to sleep in a cute little chicken pile. We let them out the next morning. They do not want anything to do with the coop at night. I work 12 hour shifts and stuffing 6 chickens into a coop at night is not my idea of a good time. I assumed they just knew how to get inside shelter when the weather was bad. Fall is sort of close and our weather is pretty cold at night in the fall and just plain cold in the winter. I think they are sleeping UNDER the coop. help? and thank you!!!!