I just went out to check for eggs only to find not one, but THREE hawks doing unspeakable things to my Easter Egger, Ethel. Upon further inspection, my Blue Splash Marans, Windy is missing. She had just started to lay beautiful eggs within the past 8 weeks. AND BOTH of my Ameraucana hens, Bessie and Clarice are gone too; they were only 28 weeks old and were just about ready to start laying blue eggs. I am beside myself. RIP girls. SO unfair. This is Ethel in the foreground on the far right: Ethel in the foreground: Madonna was stunning. I don't know what her sister will do without her brooder-mate. They were inseparable. I rasied them since they were just bullseyes in a shell. Windy & Madonna (in background): (UPDATE: MADONNA CAME HOME!!!!!!!!!) My Ameraucanas, Bessie & Clarice. I hatched them too.: (UPDATE: ONE OF THEM CAME HOME TONIGHT!!! Although, I don't know which one b/c they were only distinguishable by size comparision to the other.) The surviving Ameraucana (Clarice, I think) laid her first egg today! It was a bittersweet discovery knowing her sister would've laid her first egg soon too.