I have a group of silkie hens sitting on eggs. The first chicked hatched from the batch was pecked a little but I pulled it out and it surrvived just fine. A bunch more hatched and I kept getting them out asap after they hatched. Another one along the way was pecked to death. Now, for the last 2 days, a chick hatched each day and was killed before I could get it. I'm not sure who's doing the killing. I thought about removing the rooster but nobody else (my other hens) want him with them. There has never been a problem in the past with the chicks. When they hatched during the winter, I left the chicks in there and they grew just fine. I thought maybe the momma's were upset that I kept taking the babies, but then I remembered that the first chick hatched this summer was pecked also. Any ideas??? Is there any way I could move the eggs to the incubator? I have no idea how far along the eggs are and the eggs were laid at different times so turning and lockdown would be an issue. Ideas?? If they keep killing them, I might have to pull the eggs anyway.