Early this morning, I received a phone call from my neighbor. She told me that a friend of hers who lives more than a mile away had a black chicken running loose at her house. My neighbor asked if it were mine. I laughed and said I didn't think my chickens would go so far. I went out to the coop and checked anyway. Sure enough, I was missing a black star. My husband drove over to the house where my chicken was located and brought her home. The poor family who found her said they'd never seen a chicken before and it took them a long time to realize that their dog wasn't chasing a baby turkey vulture! I'm amazed. The couple was probably in their 50s and lived out in the middle of the Indiana countryside just like I do! Anyway. I'm wondering if something might have chased her? I can't imagine her out running the wildlife that lives around here. Is it common for chickens to stray so far? Mine are not currently free-ranging and have limited experience of life outside the coop.