Hello everyone, to fill you in I have a couple of broodies sitting together and they just hatched three chicks yesterday. Well the nest they chose happens to be one of the favorite of the flock. I did not seal it off because I figured the moms would shoo away any other hens. I come in there a few hours into the morning and one of the other hens (non-broody) is pecking one of the chicks. I quickly shooed her away and picked up the chick. It was still alive but seemed to have a broken neck. I was horrified. Can anyone explain this strange behavior? What can I do to prevent this from happening? Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks!