Almost 2 hours later the owl was still sitting there in the tree above the run. I went inside and a few minutes later I heard he chickens making a racket again. So I went back out and the owl was gone. I think it must have swooped at them again. I already had closed them in the coop (it has an outside part, but it’s enclosed) so they were fine, but they’re all freaked out.
I’m guessing the owl is still nearby, but I couldn’t spot it in the trees.
I did some reading about Barred Owls and they’re not very likely to kill chickens, because they just aren’t that big! But I guess they can if they really want to. Apparently they’ll snap their necks!
Not sure what the long term plan is, but I’m not letting the chickens out in the run for now…