One of my best hens has gone! I went to lock them in the coop for the night and realized she (my only pure white one) was missing. She was there in the daytime when I fed them. She has never strayed before. There were no feathers or signs of a struggle with a predator. I was at home all day and the chickens never kicked up a fuss like anything was wrong. What could have happened to her? I thought someone might steal her, but that does not make any sense as they would have taken more than just one hen, and I would have heard noise (and unlikely in the daytime). There are large python around here, but they only come out at night not in the daytime. No dogs or other animals can get into my garden. Sometimes (very rarely) the chickens fly over the back wall into the woodland, but they always are back in my garden for lock up time. Its been 2 nights now and she still in not back. I hate not knowing what happened to her and now I am worried that more will go missing. My area has NO hawks so I know its not a bird or prey. My other thought was she has a nest hidden somewhere, but after two days I would have expected her to come back a least once for food. All the hens lay in the run or nest boxes also. its strange why these things happen to the chickens you are the most attached to. I have many chicks and pullets and mix breed birds that I would not really get upset about if they vanished, but she was one of my original birds 3 years ago and very tame and good show quality too.