I have 5 hens. We let them free range daily. I went out at 1 pm and only saw 4 if them, no noise, no feathers, nothing. Our backyard, which is their normal hangout is about 50 feet deep and we have a very thick wooded area behind is. I did the best I could walking the wood line (I broke my foot and am in a walking cast and i have bronchitis right now) but couldn't find anything. When my husband got home he checked through the woods and we spent hours calling for her. She just disappeared into thin air. I've been so upset trying to figure out what happened. I slept for about 2 hours and now I'm up for the day because I can't stop thinking about it. :-( what would have taken her silently during the middle if the day?