My girl was attacked by an animal awhile ago, she was injured, now she will not go in the coop at night.
I let her roost in the trees for awhile, the other night I put her in and she tried to get out. Last night I let her stay out mainly because I could not find her.
In the middle of the night I heard her get attacked twice, I do not go look since I live alone and I do not want to get attacked, I live on a wildlife preserve and anything can be out there.
I thought she was dead only to find she had made it this morning, she was fine.
My question, is it wrong of me to allow here to sleep in the trees or on the fence? Do you folks let your chickens roost in the trees, I know she will die but how can I keep her from sleeping outside, tonight she is to far for me to reach. I love my animals but I want them to be happy, I do not want to interfere with there natural instincts. Even if it means they might die.
Edited by Churkenduse - 10/2/11 at 3:50pm