Chickens will usually roost around dusk and will be asleep by sundown. The exact time will vary through the year. If your chickens won’t go to bed there is a variety of reasons and solutions. Except when it’s seriously overcast and rainy bedtime for chickens begins 30 minutes before sundown. Dec 20, 2021

Even if you have a run surrounding your chicken coop, it’s still a good idea to shut them away safely inside their coop at night. The main reason being that it adds an extra layer of security for your girls, as predators could still get inside your run. Nov 20, 2020

In short, yes. Chickens naturally flock together for warmth and comfort, for company, and when they are stressed or frightened. They are generally very social animals and without companionship can become depressed. Mar 5, 2021

Some of our favourites include, raisins, scratch, mealworms, sunflower seeds, berries and dried or fresh herbs- spoilt hens indeed! Raw or cooked, flesh and seeds- pumpkins are a great nutritious treat for chickens.

Chickens can also have other foods from the kitchen such as cooked white and brown rice, plain pasta, bread, oatmeal, and quinoa. Chickens love to eat seeds and dried morsels. Sep 2, 2015