Hi All - So I'm just wondering if anyone has had their free range chickens turn feral? Or have your free range chickens become extra flighty? Here's the back story... I have two chickens, a Faverolle pullet and a Blue sexlink rooster, who grew up together and can't go in the pen with my big girls. The pullet is just about the same size as the big girls now but has always been kind of flighty so the hens chase her around mercilessly and she gets so worked up that I couldn't in good conscience leave her in there as she was going to hurt herself. The big girls were the same with the roo and I don't have another place to put them right now so I've been letting the two free range during the day and I shut them in my horse barn at night. Separating them has turned out to be a good choice as I tried one more time to put the roo in with the big girls and they just about tore him apart. His comb and head were completely covered in blood... I felt terrible for having done that to the poor guy Anyway... The roo is pretty happy to strut around and hang out in the barn. He doesn't really like to be caught but he's nice enough and not afraid of people. My Faverolle on the other hand has gotten increasingly flighty. She used to be fairly friendly but now every time I come down to the barn she flies off into the woods and won't come out of the brush until I leave. If I do manage to corner her in the barn she screams bloody murder until I pick her up and then she's ok. She no longer lets the rooster go near her and she flies into the woods like a bat out of hell every time he tries. I've tried to put her in my other pen with my half grown baby bantams but she's terrified of them too even though they're about 1/4 of her size. She hangs out by herself all day and seems content enough but I feel bad for her being lonely... She at least comes in the barn at night where it's a little safer but I have to wonder how long she will continue to do that since she seems to be getting more and more wild. Has anyone else had a chicken like this that has turned feral (if you can call it that)? Is it just her personality? I don't know whether to "force" her to live with the babies for companionship or to just let her be.