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    You'll find as the grow that they'll become less flightly - they get heavier and then lack the power to get up as high. I've had to clip mine as they were off all over the place

    All good fun though!

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    Out of my six girls, 2 always roost on the top of the coop, the other 4 put themselves to bed. The first night after clipping their wings all six went into the coop, but Calypso and Yuki have now worked out how to get on the nest boxes, and from there to the top of the coop. Mind you, when I go out there they walk towards me so it is easy to pick them up and pop them in. When I really need them to go in early, the four 'good girls' will trot in if I throw some corn into the coop, the other two are not fooled so easily , but they hate my broom, I think it must be the colour (it's pink!). I don't like using it to shoo them, but occasionally it is the only way.
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    My youngsters all sleep outside at the moment. I think as it gets cooler they will roost in the coop. They are underneath it at the mo I think. The broody got tired of them when they were still quite young so she wasn't there to show them what to do at night time. I've seen them in the house in the day time, but noticed them settling down at night in a big heap in the corner of the run.

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    Hi BarleySugar lol @them not liking the pink broom I may have to invest in one

    Well the last two nights the girls have taken themselves up to bed, they all seem to sit in the door opening but at least they are going up. The only thing we changed was we turned off the security light as we was told this may be confusing them and that seems to have been the problem.

    So finally we have chickens taking themselves to bed, they just need to learn to go all the way in lol, but it is better just having to shoo their bums in rather than actually picking them up and putting them in.

    Thanks everyone for all the advice it was much appreciated.

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    Jessmorris that was what mine were doing, but they have figured it out now lol.

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