I just started getting green eggs from an EE x BO (actually her EE dad was half BO as well) so I was pleasently surprised by green eggs....I've gotten 4 of them.
I gave her a leg band and put her in my bachelor pad-turned layer's coop a few days ago, uh last Tuesday night.
I don't remember really seeing her after that, but I always check on them in the dark and I figured I just missed her. The last green egg I got was on October 1st.
Every night I check for signs of digging or predators because one side of the pen is yet lacking a dig-skirt due to all the bull that has happened in my life regarding the chickens. (I spent several months building them the perfect predator protected coop last year, and then had to throw something together in an afternoon because of neighbor drama....)
Tonight I REALLY looked for her and she was nowhere to be found
I never found any obvious predator point of entry, no unusual amount of feathers and no body
A couple of nights ago I noticed that one of the bolt snaps that I use to close the coop had been put on backwards, but I'm always out there late in the dark so I figured I did it myself. Now I'm not so sure, I'm wondering if a 2-legged snake got her.
I hate that she's gone and I wish I knew what got her
Me and ChickyTocks were just talking about her this afternoon, she looked like a green-legged Buff Orpington
ETA: Ok looking at the time line, someone could have taken her. Friday Oct 1st I got a green egg but I can't really remember if I saw her on the roos coz they roost in two separate places (so if I missed her on one I just assumed she was on the other) Saturday I did not go check on them because I was tired and they have enough water to last them. Sunday night is when I noticed the bolt snap being "wrong" but again I can't say *for sure* that I didn't do it by mistake.....but it kinda looks suspicious to me given the lack of evidence that would point to an animal attack. Looks like I'm gonna hafta padlock their pen