Hi, My flock all sticks together when ranging, we don't have a rooster. Often one hen will get left behind because they're particularly interested in a piece of ground, then will run to catch up. Other times a hen will wonder off, and then come back to the group. They always stay together though. When I introduce more hens I understand they will be 2 separate flocks until they are all laying, but once they become one big flock, will the increase in mass of the flock reduce the ranging distance? I'm imagining the flock will become more inert as it grows in size due to the group mentality. On the other hand, is there an alpha female who goes wherever she pleases and everyone follows? If the latter is the case, then if a limited ranger such as a Wyandotte took #1 in the pecking order, would the whole flock range less?