We have 9 7 week old chickens who have been free ranging for the week and doing great. They have been tucking themselves at night and we close the gate to the coop and all is well. Tonight we got home hours after dark and hoped to see them all in their coop, but instead we found nothing. No chickens, no feathers, nothing in the area disturbed, nothing. We walked our entire half acre or so (all fenced in) with flashlights and found no sign of them. I know there are all sorts of critters who would like a young chicken, but 9? And with no trace at all? Does anyone have any hopeful wisdom they can share?