Something ate my chick (in egg)

ladymommabrahma

In the Brooder
6 Years
Aug 12, 2013
21
3
26
Kentucky
I had at least two of my eggs expected to hatch this weekend but...Today, my two broody hens decided to get up and take a break but while I was inside I heard my rooster squawking so I ran back out... but I was too late. There was an egg, with what looked like a bite had been taken out, along with blood and feathers all inside. Nothing of the chick left.

Now, I believe to only have one egg out of four hatching this weekend. What could be doing this? I was considering a squirrel because we always have this one which likes to hang out with the chickens...

Will the chick be okay by itself?

Thanks
 

ladymommabrahma

In the Brooder
6 Years
Aug 12, 2013
21
3
26
Kentucky
the other chick will be fine by itself if it has its mom. And as for what ate the egg could it have been one of the other chickens?
I don't let my chicks with the others because of the rooster. He will stay inside until he can go outside in a "mini-coop" and then merge with the rest of the uncooped chickens. I don't think it was one of the chickens though because there was no egg shell pieces anywhere or chicks "parts."
 

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