I have/had 5 rirs about a yr old free around my yard for about 5 mths now with no problems at all. I have/had 3 silkie and 3 dominic chicks about 4 mths old in a rabbit cage floor 1/2" x 1/2" and sides 1" holes. I feed them before dark every day. Yesterday all my chickens were here and fine. This after noon I went feed them 2 adult rirs missing. 1 silkie and 2 dominic missing. Little to no feathers on the ground under there cages and no remains. No signs of them being pulled through the cage. I have a few cats that been around for awhile, but never messed with them before. Is there something else that got to them or are the cats all of a sudden after them? It has me puzzled how something got the chicks from the cage and not leave feathers all over the place or bones or anything. Help asap. We had a rir that was attached to my wife. Sat on her laps followed her everywhere and is now missing my wife is very upset. Should I start shooting cats?