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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Henny, Hen, Hen...

That's what you've heard me calling since yesterday, when our hen count went to five. One hen went missing during the day sometime, but we have no idea when and how. We have never had a hen just disappear before.This one has been broody for about two weeks, and I thought she found a new place to nest, but she was in her usual place, all fluffed up and looking sassy.The other four are roosting on their usual spot, so again tonight, we are down to five.

Our 4-H neighbor thinks she may have sighted a hen across the fields, and perhaps she joined another flock that way. I'll be looking into it tomorrow! Then my headline will be, "Hen Runs Away From Home", or "Hen Elopes" as they have a rooster over there.

Otherwise we'll be thinking the worst.

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