Big Red, where are you?

Big Red, seen here with one of her chicks this spring, has disappeared. I last saw her on the 5th I think, she showed up in the afternoon when I put some scratch out for everyone. But I haven’t seen her since then. She is one of my ‘wandering’ chickens, who knows how to get out of the orchard and wander around the yard. Egg production has been down for a few weeks so I suspected someone was not laying their eggs in the henhouse to be picked up. Now I’m pretty sure it was her. So unless she wandered over to the neighbors and got eaten by their dog, or got picked up by a hawk, she is probably hunkered down over a hidden clutch of eggs somewhere. I guess if she shows back up at the end of the month with chicks we’ll know for sure!

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