- Dec 30, 2015
New to this, but I had now where else to turn and I've learned everything about chickens from here. We had two chickens we loved dearly and one night a raccoon broke into coop and murdered one of them. So we moved the other one into the house to sleep at night. She became terrified of the coop. She also hung out inside the house when we were home too. They are free range chickens. We got some chicks and a 8 week old friend for her. Now all of the chickens and Tweety sleep in the coop, but we have to take Tweety to the coop at night. All of the other chickens are already in the coop. Tweety waits by our back door for us to pick her up & put her to bed. The coop has indoor & outdoor lighting and heating. Before the raccoon massacre she went in the coop by herself at night. If we were out of town we could call the neighbor to lock the door. Now we can't leave town. Any suggestions would help. It's hard to sneak a chicken into a hotel. we will take her camping though.