So after getting my girls home 2 weeks ago, they've been brilliantly behaved up until last night. I even managed to get them to start laying. They're usually so good at staying round the back - I didn't think they could even get round the front of the house, I was wrong: I let them out at my lunch-break at 12pm and then come home to the 3 of them on the main road. Luckily the street I live on is a quiet one so none of them were harmed but still, it's rather annoying/embarrassing/stressful. I tried to coax them into a dog crate with grain in the back but they knew exactly what was going on and were having none of it. My neighbour came out to give me a hand and we managed to get them into his garden but then the real fun began. I caught Wilma (the white one) and put her in the crate, leaving the other 2 out. Gladys (the grey one) jumped through the hedge into my front garden so that helped a bit. Just needed to convince her to go round the back. Betty (the black one - can you see a theme with the names?) kept running about for another 30mins before I managed to catch her. When I finally got all 3 of them back into my garden, they were acting like nothing happened. They were all over me, looking for grain like the usually do. SO, they're grounded today. Didn't think they could get round the front of the house. We have a gate that I didn't think they could squeeze through but obviously I'm wrong. Chicken wire has been bought and will be installed on the gate this evening. Until then, run only! Naughty chickens!!