I let my three pullets free range as much as possible but sometimes I need to get them back in the coop in a hurry. I'm sure the sight of me trying to round them up would be great fodder for America's Funniest Home Videos. Usually if I can manage to pick up one of the three and it makes sounds the others will follow me to the coop, but not always. I've tried patiently squatting while holding out food on my hand and hoping one will come to me, shaking a jar of food, sprinkling food on the ground (the most successful method but it doesn't always work), following them around the yard hoping for a chance to grab one, guiding/chasing them in the direction of the coop (they invariably veer off to side and circle around behind me :/ )... it's all quite comical I'm sure! Today it was pouring rain and I managed to get two back in the coop but the third one was traumatized by the sky falling and would not cross the yard or let me near her (I squatted under an umbrella in the middle of the lawn for ages!)... she eventually appeared on the back deck after I went inside and got herself cornered so I was able to pick her up and take her to join her sisters. Today I had time, but sometimes I'm late for work or I need to let my two golden retrievers out (whose life mission is to catch those chickens) and I just need to get them in the coop without all the messing around. And it's not that they don't like their coop -it's got a nice hen-house and good-sized outdoor partially covered run (they sometimes prefer it over free-ranging). Would love to hear your tips and tricks.