For one of my five month old Red Star hens. They are just starting to lay. She and a friend of hers somehow discovered a way out of the yard (six foot fences) for the first time on Sunday, naturally jusst as I was due at a humane society event. I caught them and put them back inside the fence. Today I left them in their coop and chicken yard till noon, while I walked the fence and looked for where they might have gotten out and then -- thinking it might be just one of those things --- in five months they have never gotten out -- I let them out again. And I caught them in the front yard again. So I locked them up in the coop - doors all shut. Then, I realized that the rest couldn't go inside in the evening, and I had a class I had to go to. So I let the two trouble makers out again,hoping it was near enough to evening that the two bad hens would stick close. Well, the teacher kept us later than usual, and it was dusk when I got home. Ten chooks were in their coop, and one -- the troublemaker -- was not. I looked in all the bushes and trees with a flashlight for over an hour and couldn't find her. I hope she has just hidden herself well for the night. It is so inexplicable to me that with an acre and a half, this silly chicken had to find some way out of the yard. I had planned to let her loose and sit in the front yard tomorrow to watch and see what she was doing, but now I am just hoping she has and will survive the predator filled night. So say a prayer for my wayward chick, if you would. I know I am partly to blame, but I just am so frustrated that this chicken, after five months, had to pick the time she did to do this. Why is it they can find their way out and never back?!!!