I did not finish the remodel of the chicken coop in time for our new arrivals. So every night we would gather up the five girls and keep them inside in some boxes for the night. After several week the coop was remodeled and ready for occupancy. The next morning I put the girls in the coop so they would become accustomed to their new home. In the afternoon left them out to free range in the yard with the thought they would return to the coop in the evening. Around dusk ther was a "knock" on the back door. Looked out the window no one there. Few minutes later another "knock". It was the girls looking indignant that I had forgotten to bring them inside. Upon opening the door they just waltz in like they owned the place. They kids thought this was the funniest thing, chickens walking in the den. It took a few nights of returning them to the coop, but now they roost on there own and seem quite content in their new home.