We have a small flock of 6 hens. 4 standard and 2 bantams. I got home at 5pm last night and it was already dark. All but one of the ladies were already in the coop. Frizz, our frizzle bantam (a total implulse buy) was missing. I looked with a brand new $40 flashlight for over an hour- she was no where to be found. She's escaped the pen once before. I suppose she could be out there in the woods and just hunkered down for the night. It was 29degrees last night- and windy. I had to leave at 5am this am and it wasn't light yet. I'm waiting for my husband to call this am- telling me that Friz did or dod not show up. It's killing me!!!! Please keep your fingers crossed for her. Her buddy, Silvia (an absurd silkie bantam chicken) will be lost without her. The 2 sleep cuddled in a nest box together. If we lost Friz, I have a 50/50 success rate. I knew this going in to partial free range chickens, but it's not easy.