I am new to having a lot of chicken. We had my one bird Consuela who wandered up our driveway and found a way into our home and hearts. She got locked out of her coop one day, roosted in a tree and we think a hawk got her. I now have about 15 chickens ranging from a week old to a couple months old. We have land backed by woods-about 5 acres and I would love to let them wander during the day but am afraid that I won't be able to get them back into the coop at night (the older ones). Do they do this on their own or how do you go about doing this and will they stay close? My friend has a flock and hers don't really wander and follow her around and go in the coop on their own. I do handle mine every day. Thanks for any advice.