Just yesterday, my friendliest girl disappeared without a trace. When I went to close up the coop at night, she wasn't there. It was too dark to do much of a search, even with a good flashlight, and I couldn't find her anywhere. This morning she is still gone, and even after a fairly extensive daylight search, no Red Sweetie. Has anyone ever had a chicken just vanish? I thought that if a predator got her, that I would see some evidence of that. We have heard many stories of coyotes, bobcats, mink, weasels, fishers(?), but all seem to leave feathers or sometimes the whole chicken behind. The only thing I can think of is a hawk or an eagle swooping down to steal her away. Just curious if anyone has any experience with this. There was not even a feather to be found. Should I give up hope that she will ever come back?