I'm not 100% positive but I think my rooster killed my brooding hen. That pen only had one silkie rooster and one silkie hen. She started brooding on two eggs five days ago and I decided to let her have some babies. I was contemplating moving her for the chicks' sake but thought I had a little time to get that straight. This morning my daughter discovered her dead in the hen house. There were feathers all over the pen and inside the house and she was completely torn apart and missing all of her entrails. We are devastated and feel we failed to protect her. The rooster is completely fine. He has no defensive wounds and the pen doesn't have any evidence of a break-in. I am wondering if it's because she was his only hen. If he had others to keep him busy while she was brooding, would this not have happened? And now that there's no mother hen, can we incubate the eggs? I'm pretty sure the incident happened shortly before my daughter discovered it as the meat looked fresh and rigor had not set in. However the eggs did not feel warm. We have them under a heat lamp now.