My chickens seem to be doing well. For the last week or so I haven't been putting them in the coop at night, just leaving them but they haven't gone in it themselves. Should I be? They have access. I don't have a roosting bar in the coop but i did put a small pine tree i cut down that is the right size for them to perch on in the pen area. I haven't seen them on it yet either. Do I need to train the chickens on how to be chickens? The cuties are starting to make clucking noises instead of peeping. The 3 boys havent' learned to crow yet. When they do it might be time to thin them from the crowd though. I plan to order at least 6 hen chicks soon, hopefully today. I've read posts on how to eventually introduce any new ones to the older ones so i'm not worried about that. I am wanting the chickens for eggs, not so much the meat but will take what nature has given me. So back to the coop.. do I need to be putting them to bed each night and shutting the door or put them in and leave the door open for them? Anyone need a rooster?