We lost our second hen. My sick hen went off somewhere to die. Saturday afternoon we let her out in the yard (like we have done every afternoon). Usually she had been staying close to the house. When we went out to check on her a couple hours later she was missing. We didn't think much of it, I figured she wandered off with the rest of the girls and would be back at sundown like always. Except she didn't come back.
We scowered the yard, neighbors yard and wooded area by our house. No signs of her. It's like she just disappeared. I find it hard to believe anything would have eaten her in the middle of the day. I have a feeling she crawled off somewhere and hid. It has been almost 4 days now since we last saw her.
The remaining 7 birds are doing well. Tuesday they proved it to me providing us with 7 eggs! I am hopeful now that everyone else is healthy and our bad streak is over.