This is the silliest thing I have seen- we have a freak winter storm coming in over the next few days, and temps are going to fall into the teens and twenties, so being a good chicken mom I went and got them a red cabbage to play with in the coop in case weather is inclement and they don't want to go out into the partially roofed run. This evening I went to close the pop door and what do I see but all 5 of them clustered on a branch in the covered run, roosting! The only thing that was different was that one head of cabbage lying in a corner of their coop- they have been going into the coop to roost without fail until today. I just don't get chicken cognition- maybe the cabbage is going to rear up and devour them! I had to pick them off their branch with lots of squawking and place them in the coop! Thought I'd post this as this is too funny. I will have to check in on them later to see if they managed to get themsleves onto their roost without freaking out further! Silly chickens!