Hi, My tiny flock and I experienced a traumatic event yesterday and I’m seeking advice on next steps. I was in my yard while my chickens free ranged as they most always do, when chaos ensued and I saw that a large cat had my favorite, sweetest hen Sunny by the scruff of her neck. I ran up to scare the cat and grab Sunny from her but she was bouncing around hysterically and I knew the outcome would not be good. I held her and ran to get my things to see if I could get her to the emergency vet, but I was quite sure she would not make it and she died in my arms thereafter. My other hen Star was running for cover as the cat was still in the garden somewhere, so I went to scare the cat off and quickly realized it was no house cat but a bobcat. Star was well hidden and I couldn’t leave Sunny outside for fear of the bobcat, so brought her in my house and then secured Star in her coop. The bobcat visited a few more times but I have not seen it since. Now that Sunny is gone, I know that Star is not happy and is stuck in her coop while we figure out what to do. My instinct is to get a few more hens to keep her company, but we need to build a run so that they are not in danger. With the holidays, upcoming vacation plans, and inclement weather, this is not going to be super easy as their coop is in a tricky hilly location. So my question to you all is, am I torturing poor Star by keeping in her coop for days on end with no friends? It feels like cruelty to me, and I know I am feeling traumatized so can’t imagine how she is feeling. I think the other option would be to rehome her to another flock if I can find one. It’s hard to get into the psyche of a hen, so asking for advice here. Thanks.