Chicken on the run
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I have 3 hens that just started laying 2 days ago. They are free range chickens, last night when I went to shut up the coop I noticed one was missing. I looked every where bit could not find her, this morning I went to let the others out and she came running to me. Well tonight only 2 hens again and it's supposed to be 16 degrees. Can anyone tell me why she would do this....hopefully she'll show up in the morning.
You are aware that the chicken in the centre of your photo is a cockerel and not a pullet, aren't you. It just strikes me as odd that you mention 3 hens but show a picture of a cockerel with a hen half out of the shot. Obviously if it is the cockerel that is not coming in to roost at night, you can rule out broodiness.