- Jan 7, 2016
My usually sensible year old barred rock has suddenly decided she won't go into the coop at night. My hens are free range in my large backyard and tonight she has decided she is sleeping under the stairs of the deck. I have had trouble with predators before, but I can't get to her to get her out and I am worried I am going to be running around the backyard at 2 am in my pj's because some animal is after my hen! (it has happened before, when I had a new member in the flock who was not yet used to the coop location), but this time there is snow in the backyard! Brrrrr! What can I do to entice her back into the coop at night? I am pretty new to the whole chicken ownership, so any suggestions will be appreciated.