It started with a young cockerel. He didn't show up at bedtime. Then one of our best laying hens. Then our cat went missing. Fairly sure we were dealing with a predator that decided the edge of our property made good hunting grounds (fox?), we locked down the chickens. But we were really sad about the hen. (And the cat, of course, but this is a chicken forum.) She was one of our first four, my five year old's pet and just a sweet girl. In fact, that's her in my profile pic. Five days later, she showed up happy and healthy and looking better than ever. Where on earth she was, I have no idea. But we are soooo happy! My children were at AWANAs when she showed up, but as soon as my daughter got home she ran down to the hen house to give her a hug. Now I'm wondering how often that happens.