Lost another hen last night, one of this year's little buddies. A very nice hand raised Buff Orphington that would come over to you when approached, waiting to be picked up. Got my latest hatch of pheasants into the brooder about 20 minutes ago, and as a habitI shined my streamlight along the edge of the field. EYEBALLS! I guess it pays to be a gun nut with a loaded gun always at the ready. The Henry .22 earned a permanent place in the gun room tonight. Amazing how a headshot stops them. She won't be bothering us any more, nor will her batch of young ones.