Okay, if I ramble, I'm sorry. We have 7 hens (all diff breeds, you can see in my signature thing). They are all about 24 weeks. First, the eggs. I got my first egg on Monday. Since then, it's been 2-3 per day. All of the eggs have been behind the nest boxes with the nest boxes untouched with the golf balls inside No biggie, getting eggs is just about the coolest things ever I might add. I have some fake brown eggs that are being shipped so maybe that might help. The girls have always gone in the coop on their own. I decided to put in a poop board. It took a night or two but then they all came in, no problem. A week or so later I hung a heat lamp. I didn't turn it on, just put it in. Since then, 2 consistently, sometimes up to 4 don't come in the coop, they sleep in the run. My hubby thought maybe there wasn't enough room between the door in the floor and the poop board since they are getting bigger. The 2 that are consistently down are the orpington and brahma, both big girls. So, I removed the poop board and got a couple of more private nest boxes in anticipation to some egg laying. It looks perfect to me. Now, tonight 4 are down below. It's supposed to snow here tomorrow and I don't know what to do. I've put them in a couple of times but it kills me to bend in there and crawl around in poop, etc... So, will they eventually go in if they get too cold? Should I just be consistent and catch them all and make them go up until.....forever? The run is skirted with haybales so where they sleep is blocked by those. Hubby thinks maybe I should move them so the only "safe" feeling place is the coop. If you made it this far...Thanks!!