What do I do if one of my chickens gets loose and escapes? Lots and lots of trees surrounds my house, not to mention the creek a few yards away. I read in a book that chickens go into a stupor at nighttime and also that they try to go back to the same spot to sleep each night. Where would be a most likely place for a chicken to hide? In a tree? On a fence post? In the middle of the field? Would it be OK for me to take my dogs with me to find it?