I couldn't find one of our hens. She's one that usually runs around so after I hadn't seen her for awhile, I finally accepted that she'd probably got caught by a predator. And then she scared the beejees out of me last night when I was putting away the garden hose which is right next to the lilac bush.
I should have known. She's laid and hatched eggs the past two years from inside this lilac bush.
Guess we all are creatures of habit. :)