For the last week or two every night has been the same thing, my EE and cochin scream their fool heads off as dusk falls and the world goes dark around them. This was all fine and dandy inside the house, I thought maybe the sudden darkness when we turned off the kitchen light after dinner was the issue(no transition). Today before I left for work I put them outside in the coop of their tractor for the first time, they've been outside for 7 hours now and are once again trying to scream the dark away. They've been fed and given water and were fine until evening brought in dusk. We have raccoons that wander around the few scattered houses along my road and on a side road, no doubt they can hear the chicks screaming, the cochins voice is changing too so she sounds really distressed with the raspy tone. Is there any remedy to shutting them up as dusk falls? this is going to lead to their demise if they continue, bears are abound around my house as well. Oh and they are about 10 weeks old now, plenty old enough to be outside.