The little chick made it through the night with the big hens. It lived through the day, running to the hens and terrified of me. When it disappeared into the bushes at the retaining wall, I could no longer see it. It knew how to hide since it quit cheeping, too. At two days old, it was a smart little chick. This won't happen again.
The four in the house are doing well. I think the store-bought chicks are more fragile than farm chicks. Both come from incubators, but the farm chicks mamas are free rang. The store-bought chicks get sick too often.
Have you noticed a difference in chicks from different sources?