Hello! Bare with me, this needs a bit of explaining. I had 6 black star hens. They are about 5 1/2 months old. Last week I lost one to a racoon. After losing one, I decided to add two to the flock. I purchased 2 18 week old hens. A white leghorn and a brown aracauna. While these birds were very well cared for, they werent too socialized. And they lived in a coop/run area. They were not allowed to free range (my flock roams free morning to dusk). Not knowing any better, I placed them in the coop, on the roost at dusk. I'd heard this helps them integrate better. The next morning, the two new birds were still on the roost when the others were ready to get out of the coop. I let them out of the coop. THE leghorn immediately headed for the woods, and up the hill. As it turns out, that was the last I saw of her. The Aracauna treid to enter the flock. She was obviously attacked by the other birds. I sat and watched her try to approach the flock several times, unsuccessfully. She ended up kind of following the flock from several feet away in the tree line. I kept an eye on her for about an hour. I couldnt sit there all day and watch chickens unfortunately. So I left assuming that she would follow the flock from a distance. WHen I got home later in the day, she was gone. I looked for her for a while then had to give up due to darkness. This morning I was hoping to see her around the yard. Again, no luck. Every evening when I close the coop door, I count the hens to make sure they are all in there. When I did, I counted 6! The aracauna returned! I was shocked! I thought she was done for. She was actively being pecked in the head, but she was there! Anyway, my coop is good sized. So I placed my dogs wire kennel inside the coop, and put the aracauna inside it with some food, water and a roost. I dont have a run for my flock. I plan on using a sectional palstic fence that I have to create a run and put the aracauna in it until she is a bit better accepted by the flock. I am also trying to figure out a way to keep her seperated inside the coop, while still giving her more space than inside the kennel. Here's my question. Will she learn to stay with the flock since she has never free ranged. Her eniter life was spent in a coop and run. Now that I am lucky enough to get her back, I dont want to her run off again. Advice? BTW, Due to the fact that she ran off, survived in the wild for 2 days, and made it back to the coop, I named her Lucky.