Will chickens try to find their way home after rehoming? I would like to try letting the girls go broody and raise some young this summer. In order to keep our flock about the same size some of the 1 year old hens and pullets would need to find a new home. Fortunately I have family in close proximity, worried that they are too close and the chickens may try to return home. The first sister lives about a half mile away, has an existing flock and could use some replacements. Second sister is about a mile away, would be a new flock. Rural area, chickens free range.