can be incredibly stupid! I do think I may have the dumbest flock of chickens on record... really!
I went out this evening to close up the coop. It has been a lovely day here, a bit overcast but up into the low 40s. It's still 38F at 530 pm. Not bad for mid December. So... the chickens had been enjoying the day outside. But, silly bird brains... they were enjoying it outside so much that they didn't seem to notice that it was getting dark inside. By the time I got out there, they were all huddled in a mass OUTSIDE. Because, you know- it was DARK in that coop!
To get them in, I had to turn on the light inside. Silly birds. Then, of course, I turn off the light and they're all floundering around in the dark. So, softie that I am, I got a flashlight to give them enough light to find the roost.
Yup, chickens can be dumb. They've never done this one before so I do hope it's not a new pattern. I hope they learned their lesson.