Things were getting progressively more chaotic in the coop where my five one-year-old Welsummers roost. No one wanted to roost peacefully with her mates, everyone had an issue with roosting next to every other one. No one could get along no matter who she was roosting next to. Every night, one or two would get knocked off the perch and end up sleeping on the floor or a nest box. I decided something had to be done, so this is my solution. I rigged up divider curtains that are stapled to the ceiling over the perch and block just one side of the perch so each hen isn't able to see her perch mates. These chickens always face one direction, so the curtains only needed to hang on one side of the perch, which is fortunate because wider curtains would make it more difficult for them to hop up onto the perch since they need "elbow" room to flap their wings for stability. It worked! Tonight all was peaceful and there was no fighting and pushing anyone off the perch.