Good evening everyone.
I went out to the coop this evening to close the door to the run. I went inside, and it was just about completely dark with the sun almost down. I think the chickens were settled in, but some of them were resting right next to the opening. So I had to pick up two of them to get them out of the way. We'll they started making these pathetic noises that sounded like they were majorly distressed. Did I do something wrong? They were then pushing themselves into the corner acting like they were terrified. They know me well, so I don't understand why they were freaking out so much.
Also, I have two roosts at different levels for the hens to roost. But there are eight of them and they are scattered all over the place, but not using the roosts. One of them is ON TOP OF the nexting boxes which I purposely built with a slanted roof so they would not roost on them. Another on is INSIDE an empty nesting box which has no hay or pine shavings. Two more of them are clear up on the ledge which is almost at the ceiling. The other on is by herself over in a corner. I thought they would use the roosts.
So what's their problem. I've never seen them act this way. Otherwise, they are perfectly healthy.