This is our chicken coop door after dark. Notice the warm and welcoming light inside for the chickens.
Normally chickens will wander toward their coop as dusk falls, and cozy up on their perches.
But as night falls, I always find these two ladies huddled in some random spot outside. We always count heads before buttoning the birds up for the night, and almost invariably these girls are outside. Tonight Older Daughter said, "It's like they're solar-powered. The moment the sun sets, they shut down and just stay in place."
Methinks they need some solar-powered batteries...