It's my hen's first time sitting on eggs, took her 3 years to decide to do it. It's been about 3 weeks or so since I saw her lying on eggs, so I got excited when i saw there was a hole in one this afternoon, yay chicks!! well, went in to check on her a couple hours later, and the egg had been opened, and a little dead chicky with no feathers yet lay there and she was pecking at it!!! Obviously it hadn't hatched itself, so she opened the egg and killed the chick. Is this a sign of horrible motherly instinct? Should I take her eggs away? She's got a bunch left in there... I was all excited about having chicks born teh natural way too... Idk if i have anymore room in da bator right now... if you read my other post you'll see why, lol... been a long day!