I bought my 2 as babies and they have grown up on this property and have been aloud to free range since they were old enough to be outside. They had roosted in the coop at night up until the last week. When its nice they stay out. Usually on the roof. But today they decided to take off. A 1/4 mile down my drive to the neighbors house. I walked down to get them and had a horrible time getting them home which I did not anticipate nc they follow me everywhere. I also had a bucket with a little feed just in case. But nope they acted like a couple nuts. And only willing went after I caught the hen and my boy carried her home. The male called and after not getting a reply ran home as fast as he could. They are just at a year old and I'm wondering if its common for them to just leave like that? If this is what I have to look forward to then I'm going to start plans for a peapen and coop. I have other birds free ranging and they never get to far from the main yard. Not even my toms have attempted to leave even during breeding season when they were calling wild hens into the field.