A chicken which escaped from Sheffield was found after three days on the run – 10 miles away.
The pet – a white crested black Polish breed called Punk Rocker because of its unusual fluffy hairdo – made a bid for freedom from owner Harriet Brittain’s home in Dore by squeezing through a gap in the garden hedge.
Harriet and her mum Jacqueline spent days searching for the hen.
However, it was only when they put up missing posters in the area offering a £10 reward that a woman got in touch.
The chicken had been housed overnight by neighbours in a shed and then taken to their son’s house, where there was a chicken allotment, in Chesterfield.
Harriet said: “We all didn’t realise how much a part of the family she had become until she was gone.”
Punk Rocker returned home on Tuesday, April 8.
Jacqueline said: “We all felt very bereft and the other chickens seemed quiet and subdued.
“She was mainly accepted back by the other chickens.
“One of them gave her several peckings, I assume to ensure she knew that making a break for it was unacceptable behaviour.
“We all feel relieved, but its also good to know the spirit of good neighbours still exists.”