I changed tactics feeling sure the littles were safe I began searching and calling for my big flock(17 birds of various breeds including one silver laced wyandotte roo and one black wheaten or bbr oegb roo not sure which he is to be honest) I called a few times before they came running from under our big pine tree a ways from the house. I counted 1,2,3...16. I counted again and again 16. 16. 16. I feared the worst. One of our four silver laced wyandotte pullets, Paisley, was missing. I searched harder and harder. I looked in all the outbuildings and the coop. Looked around all their favorite places and under the pine tree. I couldn't find her. I looked through the whole property. Nothing. I searched in the garden and under every tree. Still nothing. Combines came to pick the strip of soybeans on the headlands of the field around the house. They walked the field and looked for Paisley first. Again turning up nothing. I felt sure the hawk had grabbed her but I couldn't find her body. After yourself of looking and calling I gave up discouraged. I decided to wait until I had help from the rest of the family that wasn't home at the time. I was not hopeful.
At bed check that night I counted sixteen. My Mom counted again and told me she got seventeen. No way she counted someone twice Paisley was gone for good. 1,2,3,4,5.....16,17. What?! I counted again. Then I went through each wyandotte by name, Twitch(roo), Sophie, Jabber(Jane), Cosette.. And Paisley! What?! Yes she had come home. I still don't know where she was. She promptly got picked off the roost and looked over by flashlight. She was perfect if perhaps a little ruffled and a little frightened. She got a very long hug placed back on the roost with the other 16 and we went to bed. O still didn't believe it until I saw her run from the coop the next day. I am very proud of my roos for taking care of their girls and although we hadn't planned on roos this last year I'm glad we got them. The two boys in the main flock were straight run accidents.
I'm so glad that you found all of your girls too.