My only Buff Orpington hen is missing She was one of my favorites, she went broody and raised 9 chicks last year, I was looking forward to her possibly going broody again this spring. She is totally gone, no sign of a struggle, no feathers, nothing. They are kept in their coop most of the time, but sometimes I do let them out for an hour or 2 to hunt for bugs, lay in the sun, whatever they want to do. I keep an eye on them while I am doing chores, but sometimes I leave them for a few minutes, but still not for very long. I am so dissappointed. Buff Orpingtons are one of my favs, hopefully I can raise some Buff Orpington chicks this year.