We came out to the paddock and Hudson and Beatrice were out of their coop. This was a converted rabbit hutch that we used for Hudson, Beatrice and their son Little Man. It was enclosed with chicken wire so that the chickens could run around outside of their coop, but so that the barn cats and alpacas couldn't get at them.
We'd noticed that at times the chicken fencing was pushed in - I thought it was from the alpacas trying to reach the grass on the other side of the fence behind the coop.
But today that real cause was revealed - the ewes have been trying to get in to get the chicken's food.
Today they crushed the enclosure, knocked the roof off the coop and somehow got themselves wedged in side so they could eat the food. Then, of course, couldn't figure out how to get out.
Since the ewes are so skittish, as soon as we approached the coop (trying desperately to figure out how we were going to get these big ewes out of a space that is 2'x5'), the ewes totally freaked out and leaped out of the coop. This freed up space for the lamb to get out through the door.
We packed the chickens back up, picked the coop up with the tractor and took it over to the main coop - we put the whole thing inside one of the runs so they have a bigger world, without getting picked on by the main flock roosters.
The ewes showed no sign of distress after their adventure, of course.