Our farm manager, Charles, phoned me at 5:45pm to say that the chickens had come in to roost, and one was missing. Getting out there now, would have meant arriving in the dark which would have been useless. Charles searched until it was dark, but he could not find her. I feel sick with worry. I will leave at 4:30am tomorrow morning to get there as sun coming up. We can all search for her again. Will also be able to identify which one is missing. Charlessaid it is one of the dark brown hens. This is either Henriette or Cindy.
Either she has been eaten by something in the veld, stolen, died of a natural causes, or injured. I don’t love the thought of any of those options, however, her being stolen, is the most worrying.
Will keep you updated.