Today I was busy trying to fix the barricade between the nest box and the coop, (so they wouldn't try to roost in the nest box) I must have neglected to shut the door to the run all the way... And I turned around and there were my four hens happy as can be scratching in the garden!! My heart sunk, I shut the gate that goes into the rest of the backyard. Thankfully I was able to catch each of them without too much trouble. But it was a lesson to be sure!!