We left our flock overnight for the first time Christmas Eve and all in all they did just fine. We added a couple of water buckets to the yard to make sure they had enough water and left their house open for them. They laid eggs in the hay bale instead of their nest boxes, but that was ok. We did have a bit of panic as we couldn't find one of the BR girls last night when we got home late but as we've had that happen before we didn't worry too much, and sure enough, she turned up outside the fence at 8:00 this morning clucking and wanting back in the yard. She ran straight to the nest box and laid an egg. Guess we know we can go overnight again without too much worry, now. Yeah.