Today a few of my chickens started to hop up and over my chain link fence and into the back yard and into the neighbors yard. Once they were over the other side they didn't seem to know how to get back and they started to panic. I opened up the gate and one of them came right in, but my rooster was at a loss and he ran straight into the neighbors yard. The problem is, they don't want them in the yard. I'm also afraid they are going to be killed by something, as the back yard is a bit woodsy and there are often stray cats, fox, etc. I'd really like to break them of this habit before it gets out of hand. Does anyone have any suggestions. I was thinking of running some barbed wife across the top of it.
Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.