My free range boys are still awake?!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CrazyFowlFreak, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. CrazyFowlFreak

    CrazyFowlFreak Pine Hill Farm

    Apr 24, 2009
    It's 11:15 pm here and DH and I just went out to smoke and the four boys that I let free range are all in front of the garage near their waterer and catching bugs. This is NOT normal, is it?
  2. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    I would think that they would go in at dusk or just before dusk. Is a light on where they are catching bugs? Maybe the good meal is keeping them up.
  3. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    If I leave a light on, the rooster will stay up catching bugs.
    I've also noticed that he can see in the dark much better than his ladies. They turn into droopy dope heads at dusk, but he can actually get around if there is *any* light for his eyes to work with.

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