We got home a little later than I thought we would so it was after 'birdie bedtime' and the babies were so angry. Our chicks are 5 weeks old and have started in the past week, squawking if I don't have their crate closed up by about 8:30 PM. It was WAY after 8:30 when we got home and I still had to change their bedding. I just got done around 9:40, so now they are in bed and are quiet, just a few cheaps. I am not quite sure what we will do in the summer?? We go to the drive-in movies on the weekends during the summer time and we will leave before it is dark out but won't get home until around 11:00 PM. Should I make sure they are in their coop before we leave or just leave it open and hope they will go in when night falls??? They will be in an enclosed run.