We have 3 hens. I often let them rummage around our large yard with their coop door open, and access to their house. Awhile back I wasn't supervising as closely as I should have been and a predator disturbed the peace. I went to put them in the cage and they were MIA. Finally found 2 of them in the henhouse on the perch, but the 3rd bird was gone. ALOT of feathers were about, and my conclusion was that whatever had been there, left with her A couple of hours later my husband found the missing chicken, shell-shocked, standing in one of the gardens. She spent a couple of days in an inside plastic tub (didn't want the others finding blood or something and pecking her), lost a lot of feathers - and seemed to be in this state of confusion and shock for about 4 days. She is now back out with the other hens, acting like a hen (although none of them are laying yet, just getting to the age where they might start laying), but she looks like she has lost weight. The other two hens look fine. She had an injury under one of her wings, lost a ton of feathers, but now is using her wing normally, and interacts with the other hens normally..... (protein question here) --------> I read on another thread that feather growth requires protein. If this is in fact causing her to lose weight, the growth of the lost feathers, how do I her more protein ? Do I need to worry about only giving it to her and keeping the other 2 hens away? What kind of things could I be adding to her diet to help increase this. Other than that, could she have worms and not the other two hens? They eat the same things. I have been roasting pumpkins and squash and feeding them the seed mash. But other than that, all they eat is feed, with some meal worms once in awhile, and black sunflower seeds, once in awhile. Sorry so long-winded. Thanks in advance for any feedback!