We let our three pet hens free range during the day on our fenced acre, for the past three years. Yesterday I found a bunch of feathers, and no Buffy, under their favorite tree. We have security cameras so after the kiddos went to bed we watched it...a bobcat, quick as can be, caught her and dragged her out of the yard. It was hard to watch. I guess I'm sharing because I know you all understand how hard it is to lose "just a chicken," but also as a reminder that diurnal and nocturnal animals do sometimes hunt in the day. If it had happened 5 minutes sooner I would have been home, and maybe would have heard the noise, as she flapped around for over a minute.