We appear to have lost our first bird. This one was fond of escaping the pen during the day and when I went out this morning to check on the flock I found a trail of feathers leading away from the perimeter of the electric pen and then a huge scattering of feathers in the backyard, where the trail went cold right at the edge of the woods. No blood, no parts, just those fluffy feathers everywhere. I do think it's funny that it was mostly the smaller fluffy "vent covering" feathers and very little wing or breast feathers. It had to have happened in the morning - I did hear the guineas raising a ruckus at one point but was unable to check on it at the time. So....if it happened in the morning, and right at the pen, which is only 50 feet from our house.........under a thicket of trees....bobcat? Fox? Will they hunt in broad daylight like that? And so very close to the house? I figured a dog would have left a body, and this bird was a large Orpington so I don't think any of the small-ish cats around our neighborhood could so easily have taken her. Just want to know what we are up against. I do have a trap camera out there but I am waiting for the key to come home so I can see if it caught the perp.