CRUD!!! I just bought my first chickens (EE and Barred Rock both laying already) and brought them home in a big dog kennel, waiting for my coop (tractor) to come on Weds. I have a fenced in yard. DS let my 10 lb dog out, and EE jumped the fence into the woods (I live on a lake). I've been searching for 1 1/2 hours with no luck. Is there any chance she'll come back? She had already been pecking away in the yard and eating and drinking for an hour or so. Any suggestions? I'm heartbroken. Meanwhile, I've put a fence up on my back porch so the dogs can't get down. (Too late, I know)...Gail p.s. I know that chickens like company. Should I quickly try to find another mature hen to be a friend to my other one?