Im so sad, I went out for a few hours today and came bak to find only one little baby chick under my red hen. You may remember a few days ago I asked about putting day olds under a broody who had only been broody for 2 days. She took them in beautifully. They were out in the sun with mum in the enclosed run. I can only think that she jumped through the only gap in the wire and into the unprotected yard. The rest has shadecloth about a foot high around the perimeter to prevent this happening. Now I have a really weird question to ask: What if i went and purchased another chick to replace the other. It would be the same as it is from the same hatching. Do you think she would object???or would she say Thanks Mum for bringing her home again!!