So the chickens have been outside a couple of weeks now and thriving. . Only problem is they are escapees. They always try to run out the door wanting to free range when I come in and have gotten loose before. Usually I let them but occasionally when it's one I herd them back. Before we added the dog kennel/run we had a lot more escapees usually while putting them in (back then they were still coming in and out from garage.) Now today we had one fly straight out. And this happened 2 or 3 weeks ago too, right before Christmas. That time we had some lawn guys come to clean the lawn (do leaves, mow lawn, trim stuff, etc.) and they got close to the run with the mower and they freaked. Usually they pile in a corner but the EEs, being especially flighty, fly on the roof then out. Only one at a time so far though. Thankfully two haven't gitten out on the same incident Today we have people working on our bathroom and in and out doors plus birds were let out late today so full of energy. Sure enough an EE flies right up to the roof of the coop then the run fence (kennel is chain link), PERCHING RIGHT ON IT FOR A SECOND, then just popped right out like it was nothing... and this time she flew far away. Fortunately though within a few seconds she was pacing the run and wanting to be back with her friends so I was able to snag her fairly quickly and put her back. The others were looking at her like she's insane lol SO. Needless to say i am taking some additional security measures. I don't have the time for a full roof right now and just need something quick so my dad told me about some bird netting he has so I went and found it. I am throwing that over the top, which is not the easiest lol But HOPEFULLY it keeps the Easter Eggers grounded. There is a whole other saga for all the things that have gone wrong with this bathroom reno. The biggest being the whole wall on one side being soaking wet and the roof wet too. Water dripping off beams, there's even icicles in the attic. All moldy. Black mold. Soo need to de mold it / some new wood in places AND new roof. Oh and not to mention my dad already has to,put in a new septic system but we're not doing that yet. All this for one small bathroom reno. (Well, the sewer was from before we started this but they did some test and said it was too small for our house). We're seriously like those people on HGTV where everything goes wrong LOL But that's off topic soooo yeahhhh, hopefully this bird netting thing goes well. It's all wrapped weird and the run is about as tall as I,am at 6 feet but we'll manage.