Last night we went down in the pitch dark to move the pullets from the rabbit pen where they were living temporarily to the chicken coop with the adult hens. They are easier to catch when sleepy and the adult hens might accept them better if they just wake up and they are there. To our surprise we found half of them roosting way up in the tree! There is no way we could reach them. We moved the ones we could but had to leave those 7 to be moved in the morning!
All the chickens are now in the coop. However I did manage to clothesline myself with rope and twist my ankle chasing them. Did I mention Claire and I were running around in our pajamas, boots and coats? Stupid beeping, beeping chickens. THAT is why I decided to move them at night.