Look into the eyes of a chicken and you will see real stupidity.—Werner Herzog
Next door’s chicken didn’t get the memo. Not only does it run from me when I try to catch it and return it to their yard, it has now taken to hiding under their car so I can’t get at it.
It has also developed its flying skills to the point where it can fly over the fence and into our back yard. I don’t bother returning it from the back yard any more, it’s safe enough there and only comes back if I take it home.
I’ve heard that you’re supposed to wash your hands after handling chicken. I’m assuming that’s even more true if it’s ambulatory.