We are under a tornado warning and I released the flock from the coop. DH says if they are out they are more likely to get lost and blow away. I say if they are in the coop and a tornado actually hits they'll be killed for sure by the coop itself. There are lots of places they can hide around here and I would rather they had a chance to use their own skills at hiding and roosting. Either way it is an academic debate since first the odds of us actually having one is low and once it gets dark - real soon now they'll go home anyway. But, I thought I'd ask - what would you do if a tornado was coming and you had time to either free them or lock them up?