...because they appear to be able to fit through a 2" x 4" gap. Went to let the ladies out this morning. One... two... three... Rooster... two in the garage hospital... hmm, I'm short one. How'd that happen. Go open the other door, near the nesting box, and darned if the Other Wyandotte isn't behind the 2" x 4" welded wire that I use to keep Rooster from sleeping in the box at night. How she got in there without knocking it down is beyond me. I know Bossy has pushed her way in to lay before, but the wire always ends up flat on the ground after. Rooster seems disinclined to work for anything, so it does keep him out. So I let her out, and went to take care of Bossy and her feather-growing buddy, thinking that I bet I knew what I was going to get when I got back... sure enough, and egg in the box I think when replacement time comes around, I'm going all 'dottes.