Hi! I'm new and I'm also new to the wonderful world of chickens. I have 5-14 week old chickens. A golden wyandotte, silver wyandotte, easter egger, speckled sussex and a dominique. I've been letting them out a couple hours a day supervised for quite a while. Recently, and stupidly, I've been going in the house for short periods leaving them alone...and they have been doing fine. Well, I guess the inevitable happened. I was gone for about 15 min. and when I came back out I saw feathers...my heart sank. Everyone was fine but too frightened to even go back to the coop. So I scooped each one up and took them back which is where they have been since. This was just two days ago. The feathers I found were yellow so I knew it was Lilly my easter egger and checked her out head to toe. I found where the feather were pulled from and put some neosporine on her. No blood or anything. The queen been of my flock, the silver wyandotte, Thelma had a little blood on her nose and she is also fine. Everyone else was just scared to death. I've had them in the coop since but they refuse to come down into their run except for a short time to eat some ground up scratch for a treat once. But any noise and they run back up and won't come down. Will they settle down and get back to normal? I know should not have let them alone, when can they be alone outside if ever? I think it was a cat that got them. It was a few little clumps of feathers, no blood. We do have hawks too. I live in a suburban area. I just don't know what to do. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance.