I found the feather spill from my missing chicken. It was just outside the fence, in a place where I have found it missing before, when it was trying to get back inside. I looked in that place last night for it, and I don't remember seeing feathers then, but it was dark,and maybe I missed it then. I feel so bad. She was such a sweet friendly chicken, and I had seen her in my house (the chickens do stroll in) just a little bit before, so I can't understand why she left the yard, or how she got out. I do a headcount several times a day. I count heads at night when I lock up. I must have searched for an hour and a half last night by flashlight, and never saw her. I called and called and always the few times she's been out, she's vocalized and I've gone to get her. It may have been that the animal, fox probably, because everything was gone but the feathers, may have been lying in wait for her and had already gotten her and so that's why she didn't answer me. Because I had done a head count so recently before I locked up, I hadn't thought I had a missing chicken. My neighbors put geese by the pond close to that place, and I've seen foxes there, trying to get them. I remember that chicken from a day old just hatched chick. She was a red star that didn't have much brown striping across her back and she turned into a chicken that had a lot of cream coloring on her back, and I called her white tail. It just breaks my heart that I lost her on Easter, that we got through this bad winter, and she was lost right at the beginning of spring. I am just devastated.