My flock of 5 (4 hens, 1 rooster) was attacked by an owl tonight in the middle of the night. My alpha hen is dead. I can only assume she was trying to protect the others. My rooster (large RIR that takes his job very seriously) and another hen are missing. Can't find them anywhere. The two hens I have left are obviously in shock. Is there any chance that my rooster (Grady) and hen (Estelle) that are missing are hiding in the woods somewhere? If that is a possibility, any idea how long it will take them to come back? I saw the owl fly out of the coop when I was approaching. He had obviously been feasting on my alpha hen Edith. Shirley and Elizabeth were still sitting up on their perch. I thought it was a hawk because it looked light in color, but apparently hawks don't hunt in the middle of the night. I still have so much to learn. Would the owl have taken a rooster and hen away from the coop, then come back to feast on a third inside the coop?