Today we checked our flock of 17 chickens to find 14 of them gone. Vanished! On further inspection we found two areas of feathers of different colors. The feathers continued on a trail outside of the coop. We had 5 full grown hens and 12 younger chicks about 3 months old. All 12 younger chicks are gone along with two of the hens. The fence surrounding the coop is about 5 feet high with an additional 6 inches below ground. We suspect the most likely culprit is a fox. However, a fox would not take 14 chickens in one night. I suspect the fox only took 2 and the rest escaped. I searched around the yard, woods etc. but did not find any stray chickens. Does anyone have any ideas of what could have happened and where my chickens might be, how I can find them, or how far they might have gone? Any help would be very much appreciated.