i have a problem that i really dont know how to solve. most chickens that come into the house for quarantine return back to their flocks with no problem....but i have two chickns that now seem to think they are part of our family and therefore should be inside with us. chicken number one - a huge white cochin roo....10 months old, was inside for just 2 weeks after spending 3 frozen nights stuck in mud in the field (he was barely alive when i found him) i hand fed him for the first week..he gained energy and stregth really fast and we tried last week to intergrate back outside now the weather is nice and the mud is gone.......but........he wont stay. he finds ways to escape the field, he's even broke through the hedge....he scrambles up onto the windowsills to 'tap' on the windows..or sits the whole outside the front door waiting for one of us to open the door then he runs in. chicken number 2 - bantam cochin pullet. around 5 months old.....was picked on from the first day we got her....the other bantams (bought at the same day) just would not stop attacking her. it got to the point where she spent the whole day hiding and wouldnt eat. so we brought her in to 'fatten her up' she was inside for 2 months in all until we tracked down some younger bantams for her to live with. but she wont except them..if she sees another chicken she pannics and flys up on my shoulder. she is petrified of all chickens, big or small...apart from the big white cochin mentioned above (they were housed together inside for a while but he's so big he nearly crushed she, she always wanted to hide under him) i dont want a house chicken, and i dont want a lonely chicken...and the constant flipping the big roo out the house, and the other always wanting 'me' is driving me looney.... any idea how i can learn them that they are chickens not people????????