My 5 free ranging chooks have been going home to the coop every single night without issue since we got them 2 months ago. We went away for a few days and something must have happened and they decided not to go back to their coop, instead roosting in a huge tree, very high up.
This evening, I got them on the steps of the coop, eating their seed but they just would not go in. They are fast and haven't been handled. I tried herding, but after an hour, gave up and let them go back to the tree
Any suggestions to persuade them that the coop is home?