Good question. Are they awake because there is too much light, maybe from the street or a yard light or something? Are they being disturbed by some critter, like rats or mice or cats or a skunk or some such? Generally, they should be quiet and asleep when it is dark out. If they are getting a lot of light from somewhere, you need to find a way to darken the coop for them.
so I darkened the coop and all went well. . .
I guess I am confused. I live in Jackson Hole
where it is freezing!! If I use the heat lamp I have
light. . . last night it was 28, i just turned lamp off and darkened window.
but we will get to below 15 and all of that. . . so what will i do then?
I am insulating coop this weekend. . .