You're doing fine. I let mine out when I feel like it in the morning. This can be as early as 7 am, and as late as 9. They go to bed on their own. I close up the coop when I get to it. If I'm home, it's 9. if I'm out, it's when I get home. Guess what? Last weekend was my birthday, we had a party at a friend's house. We got home at 5 am. My chickens didn't get locked in at all. They're fine. You're neighbor is a busy body. The end.