Bad little girls!!! My free range chickens have been CAUGHT! We live on the "wrong" side of the tracks - We are unrestricted. My parents live across the tracks.. newly built subdivisions and such. Now restricted. My family has been here for 6 generations. I never thought in a million years that my girls would try to cross the railroad tracks to get to Grandma & Grandpa's house.. but they did!!! Hello Ladies! CSX goes 55 mph with an awful lot of weight pulling those coal cars. So, unfortunately we'll have to fence in a run to keep my baby girls safe. I suspect they have heard my parents over there .. thinking "oh, the treat people!" They know voices... and my folks always bring them over some great leftovers!! So, the lady that lives across from my parents called the County Animal Control. The officer stopped today when I got home from work. Asked me "Do you have chickens?" (in the background there's a COCKADOODLEDOOOOOOO!) So, I say "Why no, do you hear a chicken?" - so we both laughed. He was nice but had to give me a notice to make sure my chickens don't go back in her yard. She likes to report lots of things to whoever she can think to report them to. So, we're thinking of moving the chicken run... and the loudest roo we have to her side of our yard - because, after all... we are not restricted on OUR side of the tracks. We're grandfathered in... been a farm for 200 years. Keep in mind folks... this is the same lady that wanted the neighbor to "pooper scoop" after their cows. She may want to move back to the city? All the other neighbors are sad. They like to call my chickens into their yards and feed them treats, apples and some even buy scratch for them. But... we must be more careful. I can't imagine losing any of them on those railroad tracks!!! They can only come out to play now when we're home. No more going through the creek and over the tracks... to Grandmothers house they go!!!