Last night the milker told me she found the missing chicken, dead, down by the hay. It is puzzling. Wasn't a wild animal, because her body would not still be there, untouched. I have a lot of turkey vultures here, and they didn't take her either. She was lying on the ground with her neck twisted in an odd way. She went missing on Sunday, was found on Saturday. Why didn't anyone see her sooner? Was she out on her own for several days and eventually froze to death?
It is a mystery, and one that will likely never be solved.