Evy, my beautiful buff orpington hen, is missing! We were out of the house from morning to late this afternoon. When I got home I saw 6 out of 7 chickens in the flock. I wasn't worried because Evy was known to stray from the rest of the flock. Later while the chickens were going in to sleep, I looked for Evy to be sure she was okay, but I didn't see her. I looked around and found a pile of buff-colored feathers that looked like they had been torn out. I looked around some more and found more of these feathers scattered across the yard. I knew evy could not have been molting because she finished 2 months ago. It was dark so I didn't see any other signs, except some mysterious poop. Bobcats are now being spotted in our area. My white leghorn, Lily, had a cut on her comb yesterday, looked like it was slashed at. I know it probably wasn't a hawk because Evy was a 9 pound orpington, she would have been hard to just take. We also were told our smallest pullet was spotted in their front yard. She might have been spooked and fled the yard. Does anybody know what this could have been? My family is leaning towards bobcat, and we think it may come back tomorrow. Any advice, please? I see a problem brewing this christmas, it's not gonna go well. It killed our dearest Evy, the largest hen, it will come back.