I've been letting my little Flock of 7 freerange for the last year. I'm at work from 8A until 5P and they were always on the property when I get home. In fact, all come running to see what I may have brought for them. No problems until now. This morning my across-the-road neighbor's husband rang my bell at 7A, catching me in my Post-barnchore attire - very fetching , hair looking like I combed it with the muckrake... Seems my girls & their teen rooster leader have been crossing the road (Why? You ask...) and scratching up the neighbors' pricy landscaping. oops I apologized both for their trespass & for the way I looked. Then tossed on a coat & boots to round up the "volunteer gardeners" & confine them to their fenced yard. It is a generous space - approx 25X15 - for the 7 of them & even has some greenery bravely attempting to regrow there. I assume I can expect some Chicken Wrath for depriving them of their playground. Any ideas for persuading chickens crossing a road is NOT such a great plan? BTW: After I got cleaned up for work I stopped by & gave the wife 1/2 dozen eggs along with the offer of some composted chicken poop for her garden.