Anyone else have to lock their coop tight this time of year? My first year I had chickens on an early October night i heard a noise in my backyard. I quickly realized this was not the sound of an animal and my chickens were alerting. I jumped out of bed and turned on the lights in the house. As I ran outside i got a shiver up my spine, stood by coop and counting my chickens in their house they were all there. Soon I heard in the distance slow drumming and the flicker of a fire. So I left all the lights on outside and the next day got combo locks for my coop. The idea that something could have happens have happens to one of my chickens at the hands of a person still freaks me out To this day. I still get nervous this time of year.