I didn't want to believe it, but yesterday I hatched my first silkie chick under 2 of my 4 silkie hens. This is when I noticed one of the hatching eggs was cracked from the outside and bleeding. I was unable to save him, as he wasn't ready to hatch yet. I also saw yolk in the coop from a freshly hatched egg. I cleaned it all up quickly while trying to get food and water and everything out for the newly hatched chick. Then today, another hatching egg was missing from the 2 left to hatch (should have been today or tomorrow). The only egg left had yolk on the outside. I found one tiny bit of egg shell in the entire coop and no chick body or yolk on anything else. Someone is eating my hatching eggs!!!!! I'm so mad, and I'm so freaked out. I need to locate the one doing it and move her/him IMMEDIATELY!!! How can I tell? I think I saw yolk on one of my black female's mouths. If its her, off with her head... but I need to be sure. I've heard of egg eaters... I don't know HOW this happened... I collect daily, sometimes twice. Someone has managed to kill 2 chicks AND eat them! Plus, they got a fresh egg too. I would bring the last egg in to hatch it myself but I have no incubator, and I'm pretty sure the mama's are NOT the one's doing this. There are no signs on them they ever touched the eggs other then sitting on them. Oh, and what do I do with the egg they are sitting on that has yolk on it... its all hard, and I'm afraid the smell might attract whomever is doing it back after that last egg. There were originally 5 (one got kicked out weeks again), one hatched and one only has a slim chance of surviving.