This morning I went out to give my chickens a special treat of leftovers. When I walked outside I noticed that I had left the nest box door wide open. I scolded myself for this. They all seemed calm and OK so I didn't panic. One of my barred rocks was even laying in one of the nests working on a egg. I closed the door and proceeded to open the front coop door to give them their treat. As I was approaching the door my rooster and two of the girls came walking around from the other side of the coop. They had let themselves out. Luckily all of them were just fine. Scrappy my rooster is very watchful and protective of the girls! Normally I don't let them free range unless I am present as we have a LOT of hawks out here and all sorts of ground predators. Shew! Glad they are all OK and just had a fun morning. Has anyone else ever done this?