I just finished building my coop, and last night bought a dozen year old hens. I put them all in the coop last night, locked the door, and then went to bed. This morning, one of my kids decided to go collect some eggs without telling me, and opened the coop. 8 of them immediately flew the coop, while 4 of them stayed. My intention is to have them free range anyhow, so I am not concerned about them being out. I allowed the other 4 to leave the coop, which they did a few hours later and they have been scratching fairly close to the coop. The other 8 have taken refuge in a bush about 50 feet from the coop. My question is will they go back into the coop tonight so I can lock them up, or are they FREE!? I could catch them with a net if I have to but I am wondering if just one night inside the coop is enough to teach them where "home" is? If they don't go into the coop themselves, is there a way to train them by luring them with food back to the coop, or do I need to catch them and put them in myself? We have lots of raccoons around here, so I need to act quickly before night time comes. Thanks!