[/IMG]I recently posted that I had my first broody mama.. after a long awaited time, she finally hatched one chick. Mama and baby are both doing great. I have them in a brooder separate from the big coop. The coop and brooder both go into our big run. I let my flock out yesterday and opened the door to let mama and baby explore. My roo met the baby for the first time and pecked it twice. For fear of the little one being harmed I closed the pen off and let mama and baby explore while the rest of the flock free ranged. Should I just try again in a controlled setting so I can get him away if he continues to be ugly? I don't want him to kill the baby. My second question is, I considered getting a couple more babies from my local feed store to add in with the new baby so it won't be lonely. Will the mama accept it? Is it add bad idea? This is all new to me. Any advice will be extremely helpful. Thanks in advance.