Here is what is going on with one of our girls. We let our girls free range and they always return to their coop at dusk when we lock them up. Two nights ago Lady Gaga didn't come back- we searched everywhere and couldn't find her. We have a large property including a huge barn that they love to go under so there are lots of hiding spots. There were no signs of a struggle and as of yet we haven't had any issues with predators, but I did of course consider that that may have happened. The strange thing is that Lady Gaga is the funniest of our 5 Sex-links. She is often away from the other 4, just doing her own thing but she follows me around- will come into the house, barn, wherever she can find us and seems to be the one that doesn't wander away very far. It was really odd for her not to return to the coop that night. Anyway- the next morning, around 7am there she was outside the coop. I let her in and she went straight into the nesting box. I'm not sure whether she laid an egg or not. Now since then she has been very subdued- sitting in a corner outside, then sitting in a corner of the coop by herself. Last I think she roosted on a low branch by herself. I found a rubber egg on the lawn yesterday afternoon too- not sure if it was hers.... Could it be related to her behavior? She seems to be eating and drinking a little, and she does walk around some too but she is definitely not herself. Lethargic, subdued, by herself. Normally she runs to the coop door when it opens but she has been staying sitting where she is.... She also looks to be holding her tail up and ruffled some. So- anyone have any ideas? Stress? Bound egg? Sick? I just want to try and figure it out before she gets any worse! Thanks!