Ok so last week one of my SS hens did not come back to the coop one night. She returned the next day.. Sat. night either the same one or one of the other two SS did it again.. Just caught her a little while ago. Now we have two chicken coops one has a fenced in area (which ALL of my hens are in right now) and the other is just a shed that has been transformed into a coop and has no fenced in area yet. Now I am wondering should I leave all of my hens in the fenced in area for a few days till they get the message that they have to return there or should I just let them decide. Now the majority of my hens were chicks this spring, so they are just getting to the laying age... Do they need to be "trained" about being in the coop to lay? I have never had a hen do this before and any opinions will be appreciated.. Thank you in advance! Oh yea two nights ago we trapped a huge Raccoon so that is why I am worried about them staying out also.