Haven't posted in a long time, (sure do read a lot, though) this has me stumped. Thanks in advance for the help! 4 Barred Rocks. 3 hens 1 roo, 1 1/2 years old. Suddenly, out of the blue, they don't want to go in the coop at night. They have a fenced in BIG lot, and the coop is big, too. (we're talking 8'x10' for 4 chickens.) Well ventilated. The last few weeks, periodically they have decided to take in the night air. We've left a light on in the coop to encourage them to come in, but that hasn't helped. They wait until we show up and THEN they decide to walk up the ramp and get on the roosts! Last night, we decided to wait the cluckers out, and when we went out late to see--all of them were still in the lot, two hens had decided to bed down on the ground, the roo and another hen were still scratching around, and someone had laid an egg in the lot!! All seems fine with the chickens--they seem perfectly healthy, just finished their molt and feathered out beautifully again. Bright eyes and combs, legs look good. I've searched them all at night for lice or mites and no sign of any. Occasionally a mouse gets in the coop, but the chickens/velociraptors think of mice as great entertainment and extra protein. We practice DLM, but there is no ammonia buildup. Have I overlooked something, or do I just have weird chickens?