Earlier today I looked out the kitchen window and saw a little scottie dog sniffing around the chicken coop. I knocked on the kitchen window and it looked at me, but didn't leave. I picked up my two year old, got shoes on and went outside to shoo it away. It left easily enough. Anyway, now my four chickens are missing. They have access to the entire yard and they aren't in any of their usual hiding spots. I have tried the street in front of my house and looked in my neighbors yard. Just over the fence because they weren't home and I couldn't bring myself to open their gate. Do they typically come back on their own after the threat is over? Or should I look harder? What is the best way? I don't think the dog got the chickens because he is about their size and there isn't any blood or feathers and I didn't hear anything.