I will try to make this short. I have a 1.5 yr old Bronze pair that are too big to roost and just squat and sleep on the ground in a coop. Have two pair Beltville white birds about 6 month old that just went free range after a one month confinement in a nice loafing shed with an enclosed run. Noticed a day before release on the whites the three had been picking on a hen, released and they have never gone back to the shed. They now all are together in the "garden' area ( all 6) and the whites started roosting on the top of the chicken house and the bronze pair and the beat up hen are in the shed. White hen chose to stay with the bronzes. Following snow storm, all four whites are not roosting on a 3.5 ft fencing and I am fearful it is not high enough or protected enough from the elements and the preditors. Can I train all the birds to go into a shed together at night, should I try to get the whites to go back to their original loafing shed and confine them and risk another injured bird or let the whites figure it out for themselves? There is enough stuff, old machinary and trees for the whites to go and seek shelter elsewhere, they don't. Is it their strong desire to be a flock or just like where they are at? Any advice?