Well, this AM when I went to let our 5 babies and momma out, only four chicks came out. The littlest Hamburg was lying in the crate I buried her, and have to tell DD when she gets off the bus soon. I suspect that momma squished this one accidently, just not sure. There was no trauma, and nothing had gotten into the crate. We're going to move them into a larger crate today just to give some more space. The question is, can I get a couple more chicks the same age as the girl we lost (yeah, don't forget to do the chicken math on that sentance!! ) and just slip them in at night with momma and the 4 babies? Or will she notice since there are no eggs to hatch? Anyone have stories about how it worked out when you tried this??