So if the chickens aren't put away at night they will roost as high as the can jump. That would be the top of the chicken coop looking over the 6 ft fence. I live in a neighborhood so it wouldn't be a good thing for one of them to jump the fence. Last time I had to leave some where when it was starting to get dark out I asked my sister to put the chickens away. When I got back, she did put them away, but the gate was wide open! So tonight I had to leave some where. I finally gained her trust back and tonight I asked her to put them away. I came home and I asked her if she put them away and she said "Oops, I forgot". It was completely dark outside!!!!!! I ran out there and (as I thought) the chickens were roosting on the coop! So I got all of them down and put them away. I went back inside and I got really irritated at my sister (wouldn't you) for not putting them away..She is such a disrespectful smartalack!!! She told me making dinner was more important than putting the chickens away!! Theres a lot more of what she said but this is basically just the brief story...I wonder what would have happened if I woke up and they were gone!