Our birds were refusing to use the roost that DH built for them ...so each night I would go in and sit with them at bedtime and lift the 25 sleeping girls off the floor and set them each on the new roost we put in for them..after 3 or 4 nights of this....I tiptoed in to see how they were doing and WALAH !! We now have roosting chickens!!! Who knew this advice would really work??? You chicken experts really know your stuff!! Thanks!!