What is up with these chickens?
It has been a busy day at the chicken coop. I made some new roosts, one a large ladder type that leads to the nesting boxes. A few others on the other side of the wall. DH installed a couple of solar lights on the outside of the house and weed-whacked along the fence line as it was getting way too tall. They also got their first taste of the big run, as until now they had stayed in the smaller penned area around their coop. All this being said, they have seemed happy and curious about everything. Got their nightly treat and were pleased to go into the coop. DH and I were standing there talking and I noticed that they were piling into a corner as if terrified to roam the rest of the coop. We shooed them away from the corner and shut their door. After dark we went out with a flashlight to peek in and they were back muddled into the corner. Not normal, they seemed really scared. We sat in the coop with them, I made sure there were no pests that they might be scared of. I even put them on their new roosts but they were having none of it. DH took the larger roost down and put it against a wall, thinking they might be freaked by the newness of it. I'm hoping they don't squash one another. Any thoughts?