I always make a trip after work and before dark down to the coop to put the birds away, but tonight I wasn't able to do that. It was dark, had been raining, and the shed door had blown closed. All but a few of the birds were stuck outside with make-do roosts - sitting on top of the park bench and the fence and a roofed pen, sitting in the doorway and on the steps and just hunkering down. I expected as soon as I opened the shed door so they could go home, they would, but this is the weird part: they were like zombies and had no interest in going inside! I couldn't even reasonably prod them into moving towards the shed. Only the geese willingly went in, come to think of it. My conclusion, maybe a bit rash, is that if the chickens/turkeys/guineas haven't "roosted" in the usual place before dark, they are going to stay in place for the night, wherever that is. That's a total surprise. Is this just normal? Everyone is inside a 8' chain link fence, but they've never been outside their shed overnight before and I hope nothing takes advantage of them for being out tonight.