1am and the chickens are out and about? What's this? I thought chickens generally spent the entirety of the night roosting. In the five minutes I watched them, one made her way back in to the coop, but the other 3 just stood around like they were lost. One even hunkered down as if to go to sleep.
There were no events that would have brought them out of bed that I know of. We have nearly zero predators and they were not startled or even acting curious.
I'm not concerned about their health, just thought this was an odd behavior. Has anybody else seen it before?