I was away for the weekend when my house-sitter called this morning to say that we had one baby chick each under both of our broody hens. She called a little later saying that the one mean hen with her nest on the floor was chasing around her little chick, but not killing it. She was being pushy and pecked a little. I finally just got home and went out to check when I noticed that there is only one chick under the mean hen on the floor. There are also no eggshells in either on the nests. Would a hen kill, and then eat another hens chick? Or is it more likely that it somehow fell into the run, and sneaked through a crack and escaped somewhere? Also, did the mama hens eat the eggshells? Could we be dealing with a possible predator that snuck in and ate the chick, and took the eggshells?