After Strut, the rooster, was no longer around I noticed that the chickens would wander more. They don’t stick together as much and we’d see them way off in the pasture. Yes, it is probably more dangerous for them, but they get to go where they want when they want. I’d choose freedom over safety any day. This morning when the hens stayed on the roost until after 10am JoAnne on facebook suggested that maybe since Strut wasn’t pushing them out of the chicken house, they chose to sleep late. I made this potholder last week when I first noticed the difference in the hen’s behavior. I guess my next one will be Freedom to Sleep Late.