LOL - I thought something was wrong with my chickens. I built them a great (in my opinion) coop with roost and nesting boxes. And they're sleeping huddled on the floor in the corner. I have 3 Rhode Island Reds. I got them in March so they're about 7 months now and have been laying since the end of July. Any way, they just started using the roost at night the past couple of days. One of them has been sitting on the ledge in front of the nest boxes, with her butt inside the box so there's a pile of poop at the front of the box every morning, and I'm not sure how to gently discourage that. When I go check on them (and close the coop door) in the evening should I move her to the roost with the other two? Or maybe put a 2x4 on the ledge in the afternoon (after they've layed for the day) so she can't sit there? That might work if I move it when I open the coop in the morning. I don't want her to hurt herself trying to get on the blocked ledge though. Here is a pic of that end of the coop.