SO three days ago one of my quail (my favorite hen) somehow FLEW out of my pen (Her wings are practically SHAVED!) and ran into the woods. I hate woods. Stupid woods. ANYWAY it's like 30 Farenheit up here at night right now and this hen has been struggling with bad health and I was really mad because I was sure she would either freeze or get eaten by one of those coyote fiends that like my yard and chickens so much. BUT we FOUND HER. THREE DAYS LATER . all the way on the other side of the woods! Standing on top of the muck heap. She was exhausted and immediately climbed into the nest box and snuggled down when I put her in their covered in-shed nightime cage. I also found an egg near where she was hiding. she couldn't have been THAT stressed out then! here's a pic of the little bugger: PHEW!