Phyllis cracks me up!The cameras are not always on. They are not wired as the coop is not wired; they are battery operated. I would go through billions of batteries if they were always on and armed for motion detection. Phyllis alone wanders through the coop checking herself out in the mirror 20 times a day alone.
I arm them when I suspect something or feel the need to monitor something. In this instance they were not armed as things were operating normally. I will arm them the next time I let the ladies out to free range and keep them armed until I catch whatever did this. For now, I am left guessing.