Will the mother hen consume a dead chick? I had 2 broodies sitting on the same nest with 6 eggs, We ended up with 3 chicks. Then I noticed an egg was missing, as well as the eggshells the chicks hatched from. What could have happened to that egg? Do you think it stating hatching, died and was consumed? One of the chicks had some intestines or something sticking out, and was looking more and more tired. I gave it some water but stuck it back under the mommas figuring they'd do better than I do. Last night I realized that chick was nowhere to be found. It's a closed coop and run, I didn't see any sign of predators (although, who knows) any ideas?