- May 18, 2010
My hens free range part of the day and once in awhile one or two will sleep outside somewhere, then we have to lock them out of the coop for the night to keep the rest of the flock safe. One of my hens stayed out tonight and we couldn't find her. I'm worried because after dark it started raining and it's been cold here at night. Not quite freezing temps, but cold. Since it started raining after dark I'm worried that she might not be somewhere with adequate shelter to keep her dry. If she was getting wet would she try to find shelter or would she stay put because it's so dark out?? The garage is open and a backside of the barn where she could go. I hope she's okay in the morning, the rain wasn't too bad and it let up now.