We just had one of our hens re-appear with 10 chicks. Now we are missing 5 hens (2 Brahmas & 3 Brown Leghorn/mix). We have looked everywhere. Our home is pretty rural (nearest stop light is 40 miles away). There aren't any little piles of feathers anywhere. While our house flock does free range during the day, they stay pretty close to the house and always go in their coop (which is shut at night) before dark. Is it possible they are out there brooding in the same place this one chicken was? We are getting more eggs than hens accounted for....(insert Twilight Zone theme here).