Just a quick reminder not to jump to the predator assumption too quickly... My boss hen, Brunhilda, went missing Friday evening. I thought I heard an odd, truncated squawk at about 5, and when I went out to coop them up, she was nowhere to be found. We searched high and low for Brunhilda, but I came to the sad conclusion that a fox probably got her. I was a little suspicious as there was no sign of struggle, no chicken parts or feathers, nothing. But she had made that weird noise. Anyhow, cut to Saturday at about noon. I'm out near the coop, checking the waterer, when the cement mixing pan next to me moves! I lifted it up, and there was good ol' boss chicken! She had flipped the thing over on herself, and had been stuck all night! She'd even laid an egg under there, in a pitch black spot about 5" high. SO... just a word to the wise, if you think you may have lost a hen, check under all the buckets and pans in the yard.