So, I haven't read through everything I've missed. I have a question - Are chickens scared of the dark? It's getting hot so I'm not leaving the lamp on inside the coop at night and the girls do not want to go inside. I have to turn the lamp on then they all run inside, then turn it off and then close the door to keep them in for the night. When I close the door the are cussing me out in chicken talk, but I do not have a "non-heat lamp" and so I don't want them to get too hot. I'm just wondering if they're scared of the dark. On a final note, we are almost done with the coop! Hallelujah! My DH enclosed the run completely this past weekend. Now we just need to add beauty boards to go over the staples of the hardware cloth and some touch up paint ont he run and coop. Also, the girls are using the pvc feeders for the first time. It works perfect and the feed fills up the spout on it's own. We don't really have to do much at all with it!