We recently started letting our young chickens free-range during the day on our property (several acres). They would all faithfully come back at dusk and all seemed to be going well. The other night 6 didn't come back. I had seen them around during the later part of the day and I'm pretty sure they weren't eaten by any predators (well, at that time, now, who knows). We looked all over for them but there are a lot of places they could be hiding out that are not easy for us to reach/see. Is there any way to entice/convince them to come back and join the rest? Or at least get them out of where ever they may be hiding so we can chase them down and bring them back? I've tried throwing scratch out, but not knowing WHERE on the property (or at this point what if they left our property? - though no neighbors have seen any chickens wandering around) I doubt they even know I was throwing it out there for them.