Hi all, Day before yesterday, we lost one of our beloved Barred Rocks to a predator and I'm not sure what happened. Our girls are free range and are usually very good at hiding and coming back into the coop at dusk. I was not home Monday evening and left two of my boys in charge of closing up the coop for the night. I guess they didn't notice that Blossom was missing. In the morning when I let them out, I noticed that she was missing, so I went looking for her. We found what was left of her not far from the coop. All that was left was a big pile of feathers - no blood and no carcass to be found anywhere. I guessing it was either a hawk or an owl, but I can't be sure of what time of day it happened - I'm guessing near dusk because it seems she was on her way back to the coop for the night. We are so sad as she was one of the sweetest, kookiest girls in our flock and she will be missed. If anyone has any ideas what type of predator got her, I can take appropriate measures. It's already decided that their free ranging days are over.... Blossom I appreciate any input. Thank you!