I have some young birds that have shown NO interest in the roosts provided. They all pile up together on the floor of the coop for the night. (Not just a cold-weather thing either, they did this in the heat as well.) The coop is quite secure, so I don't worry about predators or vermin being a problem, but the silly babies sleep right under the adult birds... and we all know how much waste those big ones generate overnight! It is really disgusting, picking up a young pullet in the early morning semi-darkness and ending up with slimy "material" all over you. No more snuggles first thing in the morning! The roosts are all at different heights, some quite low to encourage the youngsters and make life easier for the elderly ladies in the group. Does anyone have any creative ideas to offer? I have been toying with the idea of adding trays under the existing roosts. If I build frames for these perhaps the babies would at least go under them and be somewhat protected.