I have one chicken, about two months old, who is the sole survivor of a possum attack that claimed the lives of her 5 friends last week. Perhaps because she is the only one left, I noticed that she doesn't much touch her food at night in her coop, or even in the day time in her coop. But when I open the large door of the coop, she goes right to her food and begins chowing down. The coop has a couple of places that are open to light (but VERY well secured from predators, especially since the attack!), and there is a pop door open during the day to let her into her run. But I wonder if she can't see her food inside the coop because it is somewhat dark in there. The whole place is flooded with light when I open that big door, but it doesn't stay open.
I have learned that chickens don't have night vision, but I thought with little peeps of light, she would at least be able to see her food during the day. Now I'm not so sure. Thoughts?