Do I need to intervene? I have a free range flock of mixed breeds and ages. We adopted a broody with day old chicks about a month ago. She intergrated into the flock beautifully but kept to herself and took care of the chicks with our roosters help (he is a banty). The chicks were always within feet of her. This last week she started laying eggs. The last couple days the chicks have been scattered. Today she started pecking her own chicks when they tried to feed with her. The chicks are about 4 weeks old. What should I do? The broody is hanging out with the hens (somehting she never did before) and the chicks are sticking together.