Ok, I have this black silkie/turken pullet that I have had since she was a chick last November. She has black skin, black cochin like feathers, feathered feet, a crest, a single comb, and is so cute!!!!! I had her in a little A frame dog house and a small run with an Adult silkie roo, and 3 young silkie roos. Well last night, my mum and I were going to work on our garden [more like a jungle]. It was about 7, and the weather was great. The A frame house is surrounded by nice grass, so I decided I would let them out for the first time to graze, and then round them up and put them back in their house when we go in. I thought the black hen was super friendly and calm, so I opened the door. The adult roo and her walked out. I hurried up and shut the door, because at that moment I had a feeling I made the wrong choice. The roo was content, so I left him there. But little ''Raven'' started to get ancy. So I try to catch her. I round her up into what will soon be our new coop. I am so close and I grab her. I have a bunch of feathers in my hand, but she FLIPS and a huge handful of feathers come out!!!!!!!!!!! So she takes off down the hill, and hides in the brush. So I am poked and prodded by briars but I pursue and almost have her but she gets away. As she walks to our house, I go to our garage, which is very close by, and grab a hanful of bird seed for her. I go towards our house and I can't find her! So I search high and low, but no Raven. So about an hour or so later I hear our dog barking, he takes of down the drive way, he sees something. RAVEN!!!!! She is right by the road!! He isn't a chicken killer, but he is a setter, so I am afraid he will get her!!! I run down the driveway, she is safe. Good Shadow. I o through more briars, get cut, almost have her, but she gets away. Then I see our neighbor boys, and they come help. So three or us are diving into briars, fences, and trees, but she takes off up a hill. I lose sight of her. Now my precious Raven is gone!!!!!!!!!! I will search today, but even if I see her, how will I catch her? She is a great little flier, and she blends in very well. I am so sad. She was going ot be the start of my showgirl program.