I wasn't home tonight when the sun went down. My chickens usually put themselves to bed with no problem, and then I run out and do a head count, and lock them up safe and tight. Tonight while I was gone the wind blew the coop door shut somehow, and so they couldn't get in to go to bed. I found them all sleeping under the coop--it's raised about a foot off of the ground. I couldn't get them out--it's freezing outside, and very dark, and they weren't moving, and I couldn't reach them. I'm so nervous something will get them. We live in a suburb near farm land. There are raccoons, possums, skunks, and hawks. The only thing I've had a problem with since keeping chickens has been one rude (hungry) hawk, but my dog scares it off--I send her out with the chickens whenever I see the hawk circling. I can't make her sleep out there with them though, she would cry at the door all night. I hate that I just left them vulnerable under the coop. Please cross your fingers my chooks are safe tonight!