So My small flock of 6 is having issues. Here's the run down... sorry if it's wordy, I just want to cover it all... Nugget was our first girl, she had 2 brothers who were sent to a nice farm in the country with plenty of room to run. Nugget is a sweetie. We found 2 BR chicks who were about a month old. They didn't get as much lovey time as Nugget, because they already didn't like it. Nugget went broody. Enter the babies. We kept mama and babies separate for about a month then let mama and her kids free range in the yard with the BR girls. The BR girls were MEAN!! They would attack the babies whenever they were close enough. So, Mama Nugget being the kick a$$ bantam that she is, beat the BR girls down. Pretty fun to watch! I kept Nugget and her peeps separate at night in their own brooder. A snake got 2 babies so we did some rearranging to better protect the little one and a friend gave us 2 new chicks! Yay! By this time Nugget had already stopped protecting her baby from the big bad BR's. So, here I am with 3 egg layers and 3 kids who don't get along. Chum Chum is an Americana/Orpington and Debbie and Speedy are Orpingtons, so I know they will be big enough to take care of themselves one day. I just can't get them to leave the babies alone now! The BR's actually chase the babies away from food and water. I put out separate bowls so the babies can eat! They chase them and the babies are terrified. I go out with a treat and the 3 big girls come running while the babies run away. They were very loved on and cuddled so they would be used to being handled, now they are terrified of everything. PLEASE, help! Should I say good bye to the BR's and just replace with babies who can get along? As it is my babies go into a cat carrier at night so they can be in run and protected.