Hi, We have five 6month old hens. They are VERY tame as my daughters have raised them and play w/ them daily. They are free to roam our yard and always stay w/ in a few hundred feet of their coop. These chickens are in every night by 6pm and let out around 9am. My daughters let them out around 9am. At 9:30am I glanced out the window - they were feasting on the usual tasty bugs. 9:40 went outside and saw 5 large piles of yellow feathers. Our hen was gone - no sign of her around, no tracks, no blood. NOTHING. As we started looking around more my daughter stumbled up another location full of feathers. There were 3 large piles of black feathers. This attack was roughly 150 feet from the first attack. Same thing. Feathers all over - no hen, no tracks, no blood. NOTHING We found the other three safe high up in an evergreen. So I"m wondering what would attack at this time of day? What kind of attack could take place in 10 minutes. I never heard a thing. And how could both chickens be gone and the attacks take place roughly 150 feet apart? There are no feather trails in sight. My 5 year old daughters are so upset as they worked so hard w/ these and we want to make sure we can keep the others safe. We live in Eastern Kansas. Anyone out there have any ideas? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Many Thanks!!!