My chicks are about 7 weeks old and they just never seem interested in roosting. At night they are in a large dog kennel with a roost (that swings, it's hung on strings) that they never sit on. In the day they're in a stall and I set up a mini-roost with a dowel on two upside down buckets. They prefer to flop in a heap in the shavings. The thing is I am hoping they can be free range 100% at some point. I have many friends with chickens who successfully roost up high in their barns. But it seems like if mine continue to flop on the ground that they'll be in danger of getting eaten Any ideas why they would be so ground oriented???? What can I do to entice them to roost? I even put one on the roost today and she just jumped right off. BTW, I have very rarely seen them on the one in the kennel.