Have my first broody hen - a cochin. There are 3 other hens and a rooster in the flock. The cochin is lowest in pecking order, and even now when she gets up to eat, etc. the others (even the roo) chase her around and peck at her. How will they react when the chicks hatch? Will the cochin protect the little guys? Also, she keeps stepping on the eggs and cracking the shells. I'm down to 4 eggs that are still intact, with about two weeks to go. Any idea why she isn't more graceful? How do some manage to hatch 10 or 12 eggs??