We had an introduction to our flock last week-the neighbour thought we had lost one of our across the road-we quickly went to do a head count, nope, not one of ours. Tried to catch her unsuccessfully, it kind of felt like the Keystone Kops;chicken one way, us the other. No luck. Just as we were heading out to do some errands, we spy her in our yard. Somehow,. she must have heard ours free-ranging and wanted to come over to investigate. We managed to put her in our coop's enclosure and I then put up signs in the neighbourhood "Found Chicken". We got a phone call that night, claiming her and saying she had been on the run for 3 weeks! What happened was that a raccoon killed the rest of the flock, and I suppose she was so traumatized that she left. She was spotted roosting in a hedge 3 doors away, then chased across a fairly active intersection by a dog, then to us. I think she was lonely and needed friends and safety in numbers! She is hanging around ours without too much aggro but chooses not to roost in the coop at night; instead she goes to the very top of a 8 foot bay tree. Clucking and rustling away until she's settled then up early in the AM waiting for ours to come out of the coop. So far, so good. She is a Black Minorca, so very handsome.