So you can see from my previous thread I had some pretty sick chickens over the last three weeks. Some doses of Corrid and Tylan...and we are definately on the mend and I am one happy lady! Last Friday I thought I was going to lose 8 hens...all with seriously bloody butts. One hen in particular was cowering in the corner of the coop and shivering. So, instead of letting her pass away in the cold and alone, I brough her in the house, put her in my dog cage, gave her clean medicated water and feed and placed her by the wood stove. My husband made a "roost" in the dog cage in case she didn't want to sleep on the floor. By the fifth morning, she was doing great! She was actually talking to me and that afternoon...she laid an egg! YEAH! So that evening, under darkness I slipped her back in the coop. Yesterday I came home from work, opened the coop and went back in the house to take off my work clothes and attend to the animals inside my house...well guess who was at the back door.... So...what was I to do but let her in for while...after all she just walked across at least 150 foot of snow to get to the back door from the coop! So I put my boots and coat on, got their scratch and the basket for eggs, propped her in my arm and we went back to the flock. Gave them their evening scratch and she seemed content...until... yup...she was back! My husband and I had a good chuckle, I once again walked her back out, but this time I put her on the roost. I watched out the window for 10 minutes and nope...she wasn't returning. I left for spin class. When I came home from class I asked my husband if he closed the coop and he said yup! after the chicken and I watched the news! I have created a chicken monster. Going to order some diapers...I think we have a pet chicken ...now to give her a name.