First of all, we keep our chickens penned 24/7. We do have a 5' chain link fence, but they can fly right over it. Too many neighborhood dogs/predators walking around to let my sweet babies be at risk. The majority of our chickens are housed in a large pen in the center of our yard and they are fine. We DO have about 6 roosters paired off with a hen in 6 different pens throughout our yard. Their roosts strtch from one side of their cage to the other, and of course they love to roost next to the wire. We are in the process of building a large pen specifically for them, but until we can get it done . . . we have to deal with an owl. Recently, we've noticed a TON of feathers all over the ground around our coops. These mainly appear in the morning. We've also heard them squawk (as if something has them) at night which scares the crap out of me everytime I hear it. They are never injured, but the poor things have bald spots all over them where something pulled out their feathers, sometimes from the roots, sometimes cut off (looks almost like scissors cut their feathers). I KNOW it's an owl because I can hear the hoots outside, but it always waits for me to go away before it tries to get one. Any ideas? Should I hide somewhere with a shotgun and wait for it? lol Has anyone else had an experience like this?