I just finally moved my 6 1/2 week old chickens outside today. Do the chickens go inside the coop when it gets dark?? I thought that they did, and then I could just close the door... but they didn't. At 9pm, it was dark and they were all sitting together on the ground in the run. I out them all inside and closed the door. Do I have to put them in so they will learn? or do they normally do it naturally? Also, while I am posting anyway... when I first put them out, they started doing some sort of territorial things (maybe???) like jumping at each other. What's up with that?? Are they determining pecking order now? Do they not do that in the brooder? UPDATE: I'm so proud of them! They did it! Tonight, they were all roosting on their INSIDE pole in their coop! The last couple days, I found them roosting on their OUTSIDE pole and moved them to their inside one... and apparently they got it!