Hello everyone. New to the site. Wish it were under better circumstances. I've been trying for about two years now to raise Salmon Faverolles. I've always run into problems every single time. First it was a raccoon, then a bad batch of chicks from the hatchery, and now this. I had three 7+ week old chickens that I just moved out of the brooder into a larger pen. Two standards (brother/sister) and a bantam frizzle hen with a bad limp. Anyway I checked on them every hour that first day to make certain they were adjusting. They seemed fine. I went in the house at 4:00 PM and came back out at 6:00 PM to lock them in the coop. My standard hen was gone. Vanished. No feathers, no blood, nothing. I keep wings clipped, so she couldn't have flown out. I was frustrated, but vainly hoped she might show up in the morning. Well, she didn't. I let the rooster and the frizzle girl out in the morning and watched them closely. I left the house for about 30 mins to feed the donkeys around 11 AM. When I came back, my rooster was gone. Again, no feathers or blood or anything. I'm scratching my head trying to figure this one out. I have taken the frizzle girl out and put her back in the brooder for now. Any ideas? I read that rats could take smaller chickens without leaving a trace, but there's no where one might live. I even had my husband lift up the coop so I could check under it for inhabitants. Previous predators have always left some sort of trace. I've never seen anything like this.