There is never a good time for chickens to escape. They either do it when you have visitors who are phobic about birds, in the middle of the night, or on the first decent day of rain in months.
For all I know chooks miss the rain too.
Even if it does ruin their stylish ‘do’.
And they’ll take their own sweet time getting back in, by THEMSELVES thank you very much!
No matter who is busting to get out and
catch help them.