My chickens that i bought as a trio with a rooster and another hen are all wyandotte bantams. At first only one of the hens was laying then after a while the other started up too. Then my dog killed the first layer and the other kept on laying. Then recently this second layer went broody, I was excited as this is only my second experiance of a clocking hen, and this is the second layers first time that i am aware of. So after i checked her the first day, she had on bantam egg. The days after that (2) she still had the one, i asumed she lay more under her, but no. So on the 3 day of setting i put two other larger eggs but not much larger. She seemed fine with this then i moved her into her new hutch on the 5th day, she was fine and not put off at all. She had plenty of food and water and i checked her everyday. But on her last week of setting i had to go on holiday and my dad had to care for her. He fed and watered and checked her everyday, but not beeing a chook man he never thouht to look under her! When i arrived back (yesturday) on her 21st day (alothough i have a feeling it is 19 for bantams?) there was one egg missing! I checked for holes where rats could get in, no. I checked her bedding, there was no trace of egg shell or anything! Wierd. The two left were a banty and a large, so she had eaten the large. So i decided to do the float test on the 2 remaning eggs, i took one of the large and put it in the hot water it started bobbing up and down, a good sign. Then i heard cheeping! It was coming from the egg in the bowl, i heard this is possible. So i put it back and she accepted it back into the nest. So this morning i went out and checked and there was only the cheeping egg left! The bantam egg had gone! I thought that if she takes the last egg, the large cheeping one, that she would definately eat a chick. Anyone else had an experiance like this? Any solutions or Answers? I dont want her to eat the last egg!