My BF was in the house canning beans yesterday. He has 3 hens that he always lets free range. Usually his Shepherd is loose but he tied her up while he was inside. Suddenly he heard a horrible commotion - chickens squawking, dog going nuts. He ran out to see what was going on and saw two hens come running back into the garage. He let Annie loose and she took off after 2 stray beagles. He searched everywhere for the third hen and couldn't find her anywhere - nothing but feathers. He jumped in the truck in search of his dog, found her and brought her home. He was trying to get everyone calmed down when all of a sudden the third hen came back! RELIEF!!!! He thinks she must have flown up into a tree to escape from the dogs, which is why he couldn't find her. She's a RIR so he never thought to look UP! Now we're worried the beagles will come back but this time Annie will be ready for them! She stuck very close to those hens the rest of the day, always watching. We are lucky to have her.