This is My girl Emerald, I went out this morning to feed and water and as Usual, Emmy had let herself out of the run, I put her back in the run, and went in to the house real quick for a cup of coffee went back out and and she was out again I didn't see how she got out, because we thought we fixed her excape route the other day, hmmm apparently not! LOL Any way shes gotten into the habit of going to a little wooded area and laying her eggs there, so she is pretty determined, I went and got her and put her back in the pen, I got in the car and sat there and watched how she was getting out now. She is hopping up on top of the dog house that is in the pen for shelter when their outside if they want to use it, from there she is hopping up to the top of the 6ft tall chainlink fence pen, Scooching the 20 ft length of it til she gets to the hen house, hops up on that then goes across that to the opposite side and hops down 8 ft to the ground and goes on over to her "special spot" to lay. I go get her and put her in the silkie Pen, that has a Vinyl 4 foot fence around it, but some reason she can't seem to get over it??? LOL So I watched her, she jumped up on the Silkie House, spent about 10 bouncing up and down trying to gauge the distance to the top of the 6ft fence before she finially decides she can make it, and makes the leap to the top, scooches all the way to the hen house and runs all the way across flys off the edge and makes a mad dash for her laying spot! I went ahead and let her lay her egg in the wooded area so she could get that out of her system, afterwards I got her and went and put her back in the silkie pen while I went into the big pen and moved the dog house so she couldn't use it to get out. While I was doing that, she jumped back up on the silkie house, back up to the Big pen fence, scooched just far enough this time to make sure she was going to land outside of the little green fence around the silkie area! (her laying spot is on the opposite side of the yard) so she knew exactly where she was going! I can't help but wonder, that she went through all that planning to get to her special spot to lay,and when she just wanted out to free range she knew to just go far enough along the tall fence so she could land outside of the silkie pen, why in the world would she not just hop the little green fence?? It just blows my mind sometimes!! She is Hilarious!