My 3.5yr old Rhode Island Red has vanished into thin air. She was here yesterday and this morning when I went to give the girls warm water and a nice plate of warm oatmeal, I only saw 5 girls. I searched every square inch of my yard and there was no sign of her. I moved the ivy back, looked in bushes, under tarps, you name it. She is definitely not in my yard. So I went to my neighbors' homes and asked if I could look around there yards on the off chance she somehow jumped the fence for the first time in 3 years. No sign of her there either. My yard and all my neighbors' yards have gates so she wouldn't just be walking out to the street. I live in Albuquerque in a developed neighborhood far from predators. We don't even have squirrels where I live. The way my house is situated would make it difficult for something to come in and hurt the chickens. There is only 3-4ft btwn the houses, all the yards have tall concrete barriers that are 6ft or more. All are completely enclosed. There are no wooded areas nearby for something to wonder in. It's literally just house after house with no natural vegetation unless you planted it. So after seeing no sign of her anywhere, the only thing I could think of is that she had to have been killed. We have snow and the trees I do have in the yard are bare. Perhaps a hawk got her since she would have been more easily seen? I did not see signs of a struggle anywhere. No blood in the snow AT ALL. I went out later and saw some feathers which could have been hers. It wasn't a huge amount, but more than I think there would be in that area. No blood though. I haven't seen hawks here recently, but the neighbor feeds birds so there are always a ton of little birds around that might attract hawks. Can a hawk carry a full grown chicken away? I really have no other explanation. No foxes around here. Definitely not a raccoon. What happened to my poor girl?