This morning I opened the door of my chickens' run to check food and water and one chicken scooted out of the gate - my little brown leghorn. I quickly shut the gate and ran after her to grab her. I finally got her in my hands, then the other chicken - my barred rock - scooted out the gate and bolted. Within 30 seconds the chicken jumped our backyard fence and flew up into a tree. I spent almost an hour chasing her around and praying she didn't hop the fence next door with the three watching and barking dogs inside it. I tried to lure her back with food - clearly not interested. Finally, she tried to hop up into a tree and missed and fell into some bushes. I was terrified she was injured, because she just sort of sat in the bushes and stopped trying to run from me. I pulled her out, put her back in the run, and within about 30 seconds she was back to normal, munching on a piece of apple in her coop. I was so scared - we live in the city and she could have gotten to the road, etc. Hopefully they don't get out again, what a chase! Have your chickens ever escaped? What do you do to get them back?