I woke up this morning to check on the chickens. When I went to the baby chick pen, there was only one left. Six out of seven just disappeared. I have no Idea what could have done it. It could not have been a fox. We've been hit by foxes plenty of times, and this was not their handy work. There were no feathers at all, there was not a hole dug under the coop(we have a wire floor)It just rained last night, and there was no tracks in the mud. The coops doors were all shut. No tracks or feathers of any sort. The chick that survived looked untouched, it had no bite marks or feathers missing. The only way anything could have gone inside, is trough the small spaces between the rafters at the edge of the wall, and the dust there is completely undisturbed. It was as if the other chicks simply had disappeared. Why would a predator go for chicks all cooped up at night, when the big chickens in the other coops had doors wide open? This is what I thought of when I saw this, it just makes no sense to me. The older chickens' coop would have been easier to enter, and the predator would want a bigger chicken because it has more meat. At least that is how it works with the dogs and foxes. We have no racoons. The only thing I could think of that could probably have done this is cats. But everything looked so untouched and so undisturbed, absolutely no signs of struggle, I got to thinking it might not have been a predator at all. So that leaves me with one conclusion. A human being stole the chicks. It still seems hard for me to believe, but it's the only thing that would make sense. The only chick left was a black Australorp, maybe it blended in with the night, they couldn't see it and thats why they left it. Whereas a predator wouldn't need to see it, they could have easily smelled it and took it away with the rest. Does any body at all have any Idea what could have done this!!??