One of the stranger stories reported recently is this one from Iowa City, Iowa. Around fifty chickens were turned loose around town earlier this week. The report says they were found in the vicinity of city council members' homes, so the police sergeant thinks it may have been a prank connected to the council's consideration of a chicken ordinance.
Read the rest of the story here: http://www.press-citizen.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2009909290312
Thus far no one has come forth with any photos of the birds, although a couple of pictures of eggs laid in shrubbery are posted. No reports that any of the chickens were injured. They were all captured and taken to the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center. I'm sure they will all find good homes. If they are unusual breeds, it shouldn't be too difficult to figure out where they came from.