I have raised chickens the last two years in a suburban environment and had no problems last year but for some reason this year I have lost two chicks. I sadly forgot to shut the coop door and woke up to find one of my Silkie chicks gone. I do have many chickens, two Ancona hens and at the time two Silkie chicks. The chick went missing about a week ago and its sister chick has been screaching ever since that night trying to find its sister. I thought that if I went and bought another chick the same age/size it would stop screeching so I purchased a polish chick and introduced it to my small flock yesterday. All went well so I left them in their chicken run while leaving to run some errands. After returning home 2 hours later I came home to find the two Anconas and Silkie chick on the side of my shed on my wood pile (only about 10 yards from their coop) but there was no polish chick in sight. I looked for another hour or so until it got dark and hoped to find it this morning in one of bushes or small trees. Does anyone have any tricks for attracting it back to the coop? My border collie watched them all day so I am positive nothing got to them under her supervision yesterday. The chick is about 4-5 weeks old. Would the polish chick venture far on its own without the other chicks since they were only together 4 hours before it disappeared?