So I have 2 OEG bantams...one roo and one hen. They are about 18 weeks old or so. I bought them when they were about 12 weeks old and they spent the first 4 weeks in my kitchen after we figured out that the roo couldn't refrain from beating everyone up. We now have a coop set up for them with a nice little run right off the porch which they have been in for almost a week and yesterday got to venture out into the run. Every night when it starts getting dark the little roo starts to panic. He peep peeep peeeeeps non stop and the darker it gets the louder he gets. He paces in front of the door and pokes his face through the holes in the chicken wire until he finds one her can fit his head out. He then sticks it out as far as he can and jumps up on the door with his feet. I try to handle them when I can but hes not a fan of being picked up normally and neither but when its starting to be dusk when I open the door he actually jumps out a me until I cuddle him. Now when I say cuddle I mean unless hes tucked into my hand against my belly hes flapping and carrying on. It also makes me think when hes outside in the coop that he doesn't sleep because when I pick him up he rubs his face all over my shirt and instantly goes to sleep. I'm worried about it now thinking about how he sleeps because I think he stays up and paces the floor all night. So I am sitting in my recliner right now....with 2 OEG bantams laying across my belly on a towel. They have been here for about an hour and are sound asleep still cooing. But everytime I took my hand off them he would wake up and start peeping, so I covered them up with the towel and tucked it around them so only their little heads are sticking out and now they are happy little chickens. So what do you think? Seperation anxiety? Afraid of the dark? Did they get to use to being in the house? Am I just a sucker? I feel awful leaving them out in the coop if hes not sleeping at all and is freaking out all night when im asleep. I have 6 cats and 3 bigs dogs that would object to 2 house chickens and a husband that would object to crowing in the house. Next thing I know ill be making them a spot on my pillow at this rate......please someone tell me what to do with them!!