Hello I have a game hen that pretty much free ranged in goat herd after she hatch a nest in-between me and my neighbors fences (owns a game cock farm and assured me she is fine in new home?). She hatched and now has 3 game mix hen daughters that are laying. Two of them went broody and I purchased some mail order eggs for them(OEB) . Yesterday the first started to hatch right on schedule day 21. I had seen one chick hatched when mom came out of the nest ( a hay been ) to eat. Little later I see hen and chick on the ground by the feed all looks great. Then the mother hen (original game hen) comes over and snatches the chick in her beak and if not for my being there I think would have carried it of to eat the tiny little thing. I removed chick and have him inside on a brooder and put the rest of the eggs in my incubator. Here is my question? Is this hen just making a mistake b/c was so small and she used to free range? She was a great mom to her hatch? There is another of her daughter on eggs should I worry? The game hen did not feel thin actually as heavy as I have ever felt her and they have layer food available 24/7?