We had a free range 16 week old go missing between 4 and 445pm today. We've walked the whole 7 acres, looked in what few trees we have, looked in drain pipes, checked the wood pile, under the coop, up in the run, the out building.....checked for tracks......nothing. We found 5 downey butt feathers near the wood pile, but nothing else. What on EARTH could have taken a larger 16 week old French blue copper Maran, without it struggling, leaving behind feathers or blood or anything? Even a cooper's hawk or red tail would leave feathers! A fox/ mink/coyote/dog would certainly need to chase and leave feathers upon catching....and we have snow...no tracks. PLUS the other girls were NOT freaked out. When it came time to close up for the night, they were peeping for their sister, but quickly settled and went to bed. I'm so confused! Bummer when you loose one isn't it? It's like she simply vanished!