Imagine if you lived in a really bad neighborhood with lots of marauding drug addicts. Every night before you went upstairs to bed you had to leave your front door wide open and hope the night watchman came around to lock you in safe and sound until morning. When I'm a little late going out to latch the coop and our three New Hampshires are already huddled up on their perch in the dark they look scared. In New Zealand we are lucky not to have the scores of predators roaming around in North America, the UK, Europe and even Australia but we have a few. Remember to secure your coop once your birds are inside for the night.