Do Chickens ever eat there dead or alive,or maybe sick chicks? or could other members of the flock eat them? The reason I ask is yesterday I have 7 chicks and this morning I only have 6. I search the whole coup and the chick was nowhere to be found. I've had the same thing happen last hatch of eggs. I checked to see if there was anyway they could get out from the coup and from what I could see there was no way they could. I'm just a little bit confused to where the chick has gone too. That why I ask if they ever eat there own chicks. The chick was 1 day old.