- May 8, 2015
My hen was sitting on twelve eggs inside our coop. I had been waiting and checking on her everyday waiting on them to hatch. Wednesday morning I discovered one had hatched and then another chick a few hours later. On Thursday, I checked on her in the morning and everything was fine. When I came home that afternoon and went to check on them, I found her and her two chicks dead. Nothing appears to have been wrong with them. No blood or bites. She was upside down on top of the eggs and the chicks to the side. One egg was missing and another crushed. Her eggs were cold, so all her babies were dead. The only thing I had noticed previous to this event was I had gathered 4 or 5 eggs the day before and sit them in a chair under a shed while filling up my goat's watering bucket. I forgot them and when I came back that afternoon they were all gone. He had to be small enough to get into the coop. Would a snake kill the chicken?