Yesterday, sometime in the afternoon or early evening, something got my Spot, my beautiful black and white EE hen. I did not get home until half an hour after dark, and when I went to close the coop Spot was missing from the roost. The coop is in a large yard surrounded by a 4' field fence. I ran the fence line looking for her in case she had flown over and couldn't get back, but sadly all I found was a large clump of her feathers right at the bottom of a fence post, jammed up against the outside of the fence and the pole. There seemed not to be a carcass, just the clump of feathers. There were a couple of feathers three feet up the pole, and a couple glued to the fence wire, stuck there because of some blood at the feathers' base, but otherwise no blood. By the time I took the photo in the morning, the feather clump was dispersed and thinner so the photo doesn't look like what I found last night but it does show the location. Three months ago I lost another hen to predation, but that time she simply vanished without a trace. What is likely to have gotten Spot? I cried all night. She had so much personality, was so fun, and laid beautiful 62gram eggs.