I've been in a mild state of panic. Grey-ce or Little Grey as we call her, has been missing. No feathers in the backyard and normal behaviour from the other hens so we didn't think it was a fox...
Dusk was falling and still no sign of Little Grey. So we all went looking for her.
Now I didn't think hens laid eggs in Winter but guess I was wrong! Found her hiding, sitting broodily on a clutch of 9 eggs!
Eggcellent! We found her! Was so relieved! She was really NOT very pleased to be moved and her eggs taken away (and binned - no idea how long they'd been there) and she really did chase me about the yard in the near dark, telling me off in a very loud squawky voice. Look at her, beak open as she is still going on at me about the whole affair.