I have a hen who is hatching 7 eggs. She was brooding alongside another broody when her eggs started to pip. The other broody wanted to make trouble and the hen sitting on fertile eggs pecked at the two pipping eggs, tore open the shells and killed the chicks. It was awful! I put her and her remaining eggs in a secluded pen and she has since calmed down, but is viscous when I try to check her remaining eggs. When they peep to her she clucks back, but I’m very worried about when they hatch. She’s not giving me much confidence that she’s a safe mother. Should I let her hatch them and just keep monitoring her? I’m considering getting an incubator from the grange tomorrow as an emergency back up. This has been so upsetting. My other hen who’s gone broody in the past would have never harmed a chick. I’m very concerned for their safety.