I have had 3 hens for 4 months now and they rarely use their roosts. Because I am a beginner, I figured they didn't like my choice in materials so I have been trying different things. No matter what I tried they continued to use the nesting boxes. Why not, they haven't needed them for laying- Well today I used the metal closet rod hangers and wooden closet rods. We had some left over from a DIY project. Tonight when I went out to turn off the light and lock the chickie door, they were all on the roosts. I am so happy and feel proud. I won!