Just wondering how you all herd your chickens if they get out. My chickens are in a chicken tractor that gets moved about the backacre (at our house we have the backacher and headacher ) and I let them out to roam free for an hour or two in the evening. After sunset, they put themselves to bed, and I just close the door. Today they pulled a Houdini and got out at 10am. I couldn't leave them out all day, because we live in town, and don't have a fence. With that much time on their hands they would have gone to visit the neighbors and it just would not have been good. We have 23 chickens, so I couldn't imaging catching them all. It would have been bedlam. So I hatched a plan. I asked my husband to grab the leafblower while I plied them with scratch. There are so many areas where they like to hunt bugs and worms that the scratch alone is not very tempting. He took up the back end with the leafblower and I led them to the tractor with the scratch. It only took them a few minutes to be herded back in, but I hope they were not too traumatized by the leafblower. Needless to say we fixed the spot where they got out . What would you have done?