I think my other hens ate my hatchling?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by henrietta309, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. henrietta309

    henrietta309 New Egg

    Jun 27, 2016
    We have a variety of breeds in our coop. We have recently discovered "silkies" and purchased three adults, two hens, one rooster. One of the hens started sitting 21 days ago. Today being the "magic day" we went out to check on her and her two eggs. When we looked in the coop, she was off the nest and seemed to be in distress, one of the eggs was still in her nest, but he other is gone. Completely gone. No remnants of shell or anything. It was there yesterday. Could our other hens have eaten the hatchling and the shell? I know how small a silkie hatchling is and have seen our hens eat a broken egg, shell and all. Confused, disappointed, and broken hearted. Thanks.

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