I have a hen that has 12 chicks. She had 13, after I sold some, and one has dissappeared. Another hen had 13, which she has left already. There are now only 9 of these left. I am wanting to take the chicks away from the hen, because all the others go in her nest at night as well, and it is impossible to tell which are which. Would it be better to take the hen out of the nest, and lock up the chicks, or move the chicks to a different pen? I hate to seperate them at all, but I would really hate to lose anymore chicks to hawks, they are really bad right now. I have lost, counting these, 10 chickens in the past 5 days. And I know it is hawks. I found one of my OEGB cockerels in the horse pasture with talon marks in its back.