I have three beautiful ladies - 1 BR and 2 Ameracaunas. This weekend I had food poisening that kept me in bed except trips to the bathroom to vomit. We have a small coop 9 x 4 so we like to let the chickens free rangle on our small unenclosed lot during the weekends. My wife let them out but was not able to rangle them up before dark so only one came home. It has been rainy and dark and the two missing did not come home that night. The following day around 3pm, my other americauna came home drenched, acting weird and quiet. My alpha leader chicken is the BR and she is the one that has not ocme home. She has been out 2 nights and this is the only time in her life she has been out of the coop during the night. I know how they go into a trance once it gets dark and have seen them fall asleep on the ground before so I am not confident she found a high perch to stay safe. We have coyotes, racoons, beavers and other predators and I am not feeling confident I will see my periwinkle again. What do you think my chances of her being safe are? I was so happy to see Claire come back looking like a drowned rat and the lone chicken in the coop was very happy too as she had been calling out to them all day and was very lonely. I am very gracious to have her back but want to have all of them back. It sounds pathetic but I am putting up "lost chicken" signs around my neighborhood.