We had a failed hatch this week. On day 21 I discovered two dead chicks, and one completely clean hatched eggshell, with NO chick to be seen anywhere. The rest of the eggs failed to hatch (I suspect mama was sitting on too many eggs and along with some other unfortunate circumstances, it caused them to quit developing). The thing Im curious about is what happened to that chick? THere was definitely a hatch- the shell was perfectly clean and zipped open. No blood to be seen. The chicken tractor where she sets is predator proof- no way for even a snake to get in. My husband thinks she may have eaten it? I was not under the impressions that hens would eat their young like some other animals will. Anyone have any ideas?