My husband and I spent $300 and two weekends building a house for our chickens. THEY WILL NOT SLEEP IN IT!! They instead have chosen to sleep on our front deck right in front of the door! There is so much poop on our deck! How can I get them to sleep in the house so when my girls start to lay they will lay in the nest boxes we built in the house? I can't chase them all down at night during the week because I have a bad back and since we live in the boonies and there have been break ins at our neighbors it's just not safe for me to go out to round them up. So the only time I can is on the weekends when the hubby is off. How long would it take for them to get used to it if we did that? Stupid birds sleep in the rain! Any help would be great!