So tonight, around 9, I went out to put away my six girls. Usually there are a couple on the saw horses from last year's construction of the big coop, one or two on the top of the little coop, and one or two inside the little coop. Tonight there were four perched on the saw horse, one in the coop, but my feisty Sunset was not in her usual spot on top of the coop. I looked around the house and pen for her, but there was nothing. I put the five into the big coop and left the gate open s bit, just in case, hen went to the house to recruit some help. We got back inside at about 10:10, no luck. We have ten acres and they usually stay up front. My dad and I, just the two of us, searched most of the ten acres but had to stop. We were far from their usual grounds anyways. We looked up the sides of our usually quiet country road, but nothing. We seared everywhere and not a trace. I think a predator would have left something, or at least riled the others up unless she was quietly assassinated somewhere away from them. Could she have wandered of for some reason? I'm not really hopeful, but this is an event - even if not a good one - and I thought I'd share, I guess.