We have a mixed bag of layers, who are about 6 months old now. In August I added 8 EE's. They live in the coop in a section that is fenced off because integration has been a problem. So, my daily routine is to let the big girls out to free range, and let the little ones out into the pen for a bit. On Friday, everyone was out in the yard, and I decided maybe the babies were old enough to go out in the yard--about one hour later, i went to round them up and we couldn't find two of them. All hands on deck search commenced and we located on tucked away in a strange place, but safe. We searched and searched for the other one and finally gave up. Saturday morning it was 25 degrees here and snowing, and I gave up all hope of her return. My son was soooo upset. Fast forward to today, Sunday. He was out changing out the water and feeding the birds--big ones were out in the yard, baby ones kept inside because of the cold. I looked out and there was a baby standing in the yard! I yelled for him to quick, count the babies, he yelled SEVEN! I yelled "LOOK!". He bent down and the baby ran to him. Amazing. We don't know where she was, but she is a smart little chook. No damage (I was worried about frostbite), and starving hungry and thirsty. YAY! A Sunday Miracle!