I have this one little chickie who has insisted on trying to sleep in a tree since mama kicked her to the curb months ago. The tree is inside a predator protected run but still, I don't need a chicken sleeping just under some welded wire, mire inches from raccoons and possums. So every night I go out there and pluck her from the tree and put her inside the hen house. We went away for a few nights over the holiday and I knew she'd sleep up in the tree. And sure enough, there was evidence of raccoons trying to get to her all around the run. Thankfully, the run held tight and she's fine. Three nights ago, I went out with my headlamp and she wasn't in the tree and when I peeked inside the house, there she was. Hmmm. The next night, again, she was inside the house. Woo Hoo. And last night was the third night in a row that she was inside the house. WOOT WOOT!!! I'm not quite ready to declare victory but three nights in a row is a very good sign. Just had to share with other chicken keepers who could appreciate how tough it can be to re-train a chicken even when it's for their own good.