So I have three new, five-week-old chicks who have been kicked out of the brooder and are now in the nursery coop next to the big chicken coop so that they can all see each other and get used to each other. For the most part, the adult hens are not paying them any attention at all. I have been trying to handle the new chicks consistently but they still scream bloody murder every time I pick them up. Every time I do this and they start screeching really loudly, my EE hen comes barreling across the yard at me all puffed up and clucking away. Is she trying to tell me off for upsetting the chicks, or is she displaying potentially aggressive behavior towards the chicks themselves?