Hi My Easter Egger pullers are nearing age to start laying. I let them out if their run daily for a few hours in the late afternoon/early evening to eat bugs. I leave the coop and run open for water access and so they can go back in when they want. I got a Easter Egger rooster 10 days ago (4-6 months old) and left all chickens in the coop and run so he would know where home is. I decided to let them roam again about a week after I got him. I opened the door, the girls run me over trying to get out after the bugs but he stayed in. 20 min later he was still not leaving so I shut the door to keep him in because if he wasn't going with the others to leave, he wouldn't come in with them either. When will he be a part of the flock and come and go with the girls? Am I right that if he doesn't go out with them then he won't come in when they do? I lure them back in with table scraps, watermelon rinds, things like that so I can close the run door and not watch my dogs so closely after they run around a couple of hours.