For those that missed it on the "other" thread while this one was down, I found a dead chick in the coop this morning when I went to gather eggs. No signs of predator, no blood, no bugs, no trauma, just dead. I believe eggbound, but I'm still researching on that.
Today was hubby's birthday, so we decided to take a trail ride on the side by side, was gone for a few hours. Got back, did a head count and a chick is missing. Looked all over for her, no sign of her or anything anywhere! It was Floppy, his favorite chick. Waited till dark, she never came back.
I'm so bummed. She was the sweetest chick of all. Thinking haybale or fox maybe got her.
Aw man. I am sorry. Two in one day is rough, especially when one is a favorite.
We do a headcount once a month. If ours were free ranging we'd have to do that daily. Not sure what I could do if one came up missing, though.