I had a broody partridge rock hen who ate her own chick after it hatched on Saturday. The chick had dried and was doing quite well, was getting ready to move Momma and chick into the house and went to check on them, only to find the chick in the laying box minus it's head. I was so upset, I picked up the dead chick and the one egg she was still setting on and threw them both away, tears running down my face. No more broody hens for me! Done with that. Has anyone ever heard of a hen doing that after all that time spent setting on the egg? I have had a few hens to hatch their chicks, but never had anything like that happen.