We have had our 3 chickens free ranging for a year and have been very lucky. We live in the woods in CT but the only predator attack we had was a stray dog who was mostly just playing with them and did not actually hurt any of our chickens. However, a hawk attacked one of our chickens today. I heard it and by the time I got outside I guess the chickens had scattered to hide. My neighbor said that it didn't look like the hawk attacked our chicken, Nugget, but didn't actually carry her away. She didn't know if Nugget was injured or not. One chicken returned shortly after, and the other came back about 20 minutes later. I still haven't found Nugget yet, though. During the dog incident, Nugget was also the one attacked (I think she's the slowest) and she hid for about an hour before coming back home, so I'm hopeful that it will be the same this time. Has anyone had chickens hide out for a while before returning home? Nugget has been missing for about 2 hours and I would really like to know if she is injured or not. Should I remain hopeful that she will come home soon?