lois is missing. I haven't seen her at all today, my husband let all the chooks out this morning and fed them but I have only had 7 following me around while I did my outside chores today. She is around 30weeks RIR, and we have been anticipating an egg from her soon as she has just started squatting and her comb is redder than her sister and all my other hens. She has vanished, I have had a good hunt all around the property for any little hidey holes she might be laying in.. but its been several hours, does a first egg really take that long to come out? She obviously decided the nest box wasn't up to her exacting standards. I just hope that is what she is doing and she hasn't been taken by a dog or something. I was so looking forward to finally getting some eggs from her - or any of them!