My RIR hen Red disappeared yesterday out of the run. No feathers, no signs of any fighting. No places for her to sneak out. I searched the yard- no Red. Nothing this morning or this afternoon. Pecky, Diva and Amber are sort of waddling around lost without their leader. Even though she wasted the most food and scratch and kicked shavings into the waterer every morning... and was the loud obnoxious one of the group... and was always the one to find the gaps in the fence... I miss her. She was always the first to come at top speed when they were free-ranging and even though she was always standoffish she was the boldest, prettiest thing. Farewell Miss Red, Queen of the coop. You'll be missed. They say to enjoy your loved ones every day, because you never know if you'll see them again... 'they' are right.