The girls escaped the yard today! I went out to feed them some grapes and they were just gone. My hubby finally found them under the porch of an abandoned house across the alley. He carried two of them home while I tried to baby the skittish one out. He said some lady saw him while she was walking her dog and said "Chickens? Isn the CITY?? Is that even LEGAL??" Well, it is. So long as they are in your own yard! So now I'm really nervous that we'll get a call from the city on Monday or something. Before this...none of the neighbors even knew we had chickens...the girls are so quiet. I'm shocked that they got out....and that they went so far! I don't really need advice...I'm just lamenting. I know what has to be done. Watch them closely, find their escape route and make it unescapable....or build a run for them. I hate to do that...we love having them run around the yard. Can't have them getting out again though!! I feel like a REALLY bad chicken owner today.