Ahhh the days are shorter now and I find that it is often after dark before I finish with my chores. One evening we were all bustleing around the house, cooking and cleaning the kitchen. I asked my oldest son if he would not mind to run a bowlfull of scraps out to the chickens real quick. By the time he returned to the house I thought about it being dark outside and not having closed the chickens in there house yet. I asked my boy if he had closed them up? He replied no they all came out to eat when he emptied the scraps into their pan. Since that night the chickens run out of their house afterdark when we walk out to close the coop door. Except when my husband goes out to close them up. So who got trained? the chickens?