Just wondering what to do. One night I went to close up my chicken coop, and noticed one of my black hens was not in there. I walked all around the yard and never found her. I was sort of upset cause I thought something must have gotten her that day (I let them free range). Anyhow, next morning, she was walking around the coop waiting for the others to be let out. Then the next night, she was in the coop. The following night, I noticed 2 of my girls were not in their coop, and just happened to notice them in my fruit tree out back, about 30 feet from the coop. They were roosting there for the night! Well, now Im up to 4 of my hens sleeping in that tree, which isnt that big by the way. I didnt understand why they were doing this until today. I noticed one of my buff orp roosters harrassing one of the hens and was just driving her crazy all day. I wonder if they are in the tree to get away from the roosters? I still have too many at 3 roosters to 6 hens, and Ive already gotten rid of 4! So I do plan on getting rid of the extra roos shortly. My question is this, should I make them get back into the coop at night? Im worried something is going to climb that tree and get them! Or should I wait until I get rid of the extra 2 roos before I make them go back in? Or should I even make them go back in at all? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I would absolutely hate for my hens to get attacked out there!