For the past few days, after a couple of hours of "Chicken Time", when I was ready to head in the house, DH and I have encouraged the Delightful Dozen to enter the run/coop by giving a treat and herding them in. Tonight, I was outside reading when most of the DDozen began to put themselves to bed in the coop. But a few die hards remained out, watching us carefully and making some very disappointed sounds when they realized no treat was forthcoming. They entered the run and still had some sad sounds to let us know we had disappointed them. I told them they did not need dessert every night! Edited for desert vs dessert "speeling" error!