I have a hen that has always been a little "off". As a chick she would be pecking around with the group, they would move without her noticing, and she would freak out. Bawwking and bawwking until she found them. At about four months she layed her first eggs next to the neighbors garage. We have a privacy fence so you can't really see through. She disappeared for two days and nights on me and I was panicked. My neighbors dog discovered the angry pullet and her 13 eggs. She actually scared off a chocolate lab...impressive. Fast forward a year. A few weeks ago I saw her casing out our trails. Our whole front yard is mowed, but out back we leave it except for two trails on each side. Yesterday the girl tried to give me a hear attack. I could not find her anywhere. I walked the trails, around the house, in the barns, through the woods, etc, etc. Not a sign. I even recruited my dear, patient boyfriend. Still no sign. Not even the dogs could sniff her out. We decided to give it a rest and try again later. About two hours later...she appeared...under my bird feeder. The bird feeder is in the middle of the yard so there is no way I missed her there. I even pulled out the bag of worms to get the flock around me to do my frantic counting. I am so stumped. Supper is turning out to be a Houdini I think. I guess she's much more clever than I thought.