I just wanted to vent...hope it's okay.... Hubby and I went out for an hour before dark and the girls were not ready to be locked up in their coop; I told him we wouldn't be long and will be right back.....well, a few minutes turned into two hours and before long it was 8:30 p.m. before we got back home. I noticed everyone was in the coop except one of my two barred rocks...my precious hens...the only ones that come running to me and let me pick them up. Someone gave us back a rooster that just didn't work out and the roo was roosting with my other hens, but this one barred rock was hanging outside the coop. I thought perhaps she didn't like being in the coop with the only rooster. I went over to her and picked her up, and she purred like a cat as I stroked and rubbed her neck...it was if she was trying to tell me something wasn't right. My other barred rock was missing.....I hope to God she is roosting in a tree somewhere, but I believe that a fox got her. My hubby heard the foxes screaming on the mountain the other night and believes that they are patterning the chickens. I don't know if I can sleep tonight....I'm so worried for her. She was one of my favorites. Holding in the tears! Thanks for listening.