So last night, I heard chicks (I think they are about 12-14 weeks old, they are fully feathered) crying for no reason. I see them near my fence only to notice they are outside the fence! I am not sure how in the world they got out, there are only two very small spaces in between one gate post and another and I guess they must have squeezed through. So we waited for it to get a bit dark and we went to try and grab the 3 chicks. Even though it was a bit dark, catching them was very difficult. My husband was on one side, I was on the other. I only managed to get one which put up quite a fight. We tried to get the other 2 and they ran towards the dense brush. We walked around with the flash light for hours, but no where to find. We had to give up at some point as the brush is very dense (we are in Arizona) and our arms and legs were full of scratches from all the thorns. I was expecting the worse. I couldn't sleep thinking of the poor babies out in the cold and predators. Anyhow, they survived the night and they are again around the fence trying to reach their mother (which has other 2 chicks) but there's nothing I can do to get them to figure out how to go through the small holes they went through to escape. I tried luring them with a string with a strawberry attached, I tried getting mom near the opening, I tried tossing treats through the hole, I tried to put my hand through the holes with food to attract them, but nothing. I already wasted 5 eggs that I scrambled just for them to attract them through the hole. They are also skeptic of me, so forget about trying to hand feed them and catch them. So I am planning to try again tonight, maybe when it's darker? I am planning to locate where they are and then go around the fence and try again, but I might need a flashlight to find them. Any ideas or tips on what I can do to suceed? I am worried because tonight it is going to be 27 degrees! I don't feel like spending another night worrying!