I live in a residential neighborhood and I have 6 chickens in my good sized backyard. actually my backyard is SO big I have 2 extremely large pens, one for the chickens, and one for the dogs. I let the chickens out at about 2pm to free range around. At about 4pm I went to check on them and 1 is gone. I looked everywhere, she is gone...can find her around the neighborhood either. I checked the dog "just incase" but the dogs didn't get her....she just walked off somewhere...I found a place where she may have went under the fence...some bad storms eroded a little ditch and I have yet to refill it....I think thats how she got out...anyway.... will she come back? or is she as good as gone unless someone else bring her home? we are out looking of course but I'm actually on modified bedrest so I can't really do much other than what I am now I know cats come home...lol any one know if a chicken will? how far should we look...it's only been a few hours???