This morning I woke to 2 fresh hatched babies in my coop. Mom had been sitting for the past 3.5 weeks, and another hen went broody so there were two sharing the same nest box for the past 3 days. I would gently move the newly broody hen to a new nesting box and she kept returning to the occupied nest. I checked on the babies (and the rest of the egg clutch that hadn't hatched) at about 11 am. Then again at 4pm today. One of the chicks is gone. I mean gone gone. I checked EVERYwhere for it. No sign. I don't want to think about where it went or what happened, but as they hatch, should I be separating them from mom and putting them in a broody box? I thought having momma hen (and now a 2nd mom) would be fine because that is how "nature does it". Thanks for the help from those who have done it with out an incubator before.