Yesterday afternoon I go in the back yard to check out the chickens after watching a movie and cleaning the kitchen... I find no chickens... I find a path of feathers.. I find a separate spot with a substancial pile of feathers.. I look all around the yard, no chickens ( of 5 ).. I walk around the neighborhood twice.. No chickens.. I get back home and start whistling and all of a sudden - I hear chickens. I walk towards the noise and find 3 of them hiding behind a tree trunk. They are very timid to come out. My assumption is a predator bird came by and attacked... At first I am devistated - thinking all 5 of my babies are gone... But it made no sense - no dead bird bodies, no sign of anything beyond the feather pile/path.. Then finding the 3 hiding I am highly relieved! At least I don't have to tell my other half that the entire flock is gone on my watch.. I'm still sad.. Actually, I'm ****** - something killed 2 of my babies! I search craigslist - are there any missing chickens in my area that have been posted? Nope, but I did find 2 free Ameraucana chicks a few miles away.. Do I go replace my missing babies right away? Out of nowhere, some random cackling, I rush out back thinking a predator has returned - nope it's one of the missing girls - WOO HOO I'm so happy she found her way home!! I try to pick her up - this is obviously the very stubborn one - she runs around the coop a few times before I can get her... Then about an hour later the last of the 5 shows up with a greater amount of cackling and ruffling of her feathers. I run out again and it is pretty obvious this was the victim of the attack. I can see a decent amoutn of her feathers gone. She acts as though her wing is hurt/sore.. She lets me pick her up and I give her some loving.. So any hints/tips/advise - What should I feel for - what should I check - Just let her be and see if she has any symptoms later?