My hen has been missing for some time for about 3 weeks and a couple days. We figured she would come back soon... and then figured she'd been caught and killed, since our hens are free-range. Now here's the amazing Wow part! Today we had a HUGE storm. Wind, rain, lightning, thunder---the whole package! And I heard tiny little peeps. I was pretty sure I was hearing things.. Looked outside and saw my hen, completely drenched out in the middle of the yard, looking extremely weak. Beside her were 2 tiny (extremely small) baby chicks, peeping frantically. I raced outside to grab them, but was cautious because who knows if my hen would attack me. Apparently, she trusted me. She was being blown around by the wind, and was too exhausted to really do much. The chicks were however warm. I scooped them up first, ran inside, and put them in a box. I ran back out and found my hen lying on the ground panting. I snatched her up in a towel, dried her off, and fed her. She gained her energy pretty quickly, and then looked for her chicks. I put her in the box beside them and they went underneath her, peeping the entire time. Although extremely tired, she is being such a good mommy! Remember my last thread about how I wanted to hatch eggs? Well, I got 2 babies now We're keeping them, as long as they're not roosters... I'm keeping my fingers crossed! Please God let them be hens! I'm so glad I happened to be there at the right time, though. We think there must have been more. She's a small bantam hen, but does it make sense that she only had 2? If she had more, they must have gotten lost or died in this horrible storm. They are so small..