Hi ! ok so two days ago our broody hatched 8 chicks. We have a medium sized enclosed coop outside where we put our hens and their chicks (before this our cousins let us borrow their broody & her chicks then when the chicks are old enough we keep the chicks and return the hen because we live near the suburbs so no roo until recently when we got our own. At this stage the chicks are already at least 1 week old when we get her) Now, this enclosed coop has a 5cm gap on top from the aliminium roof (it's slanted) that my dad never got around to patching up. We thought it'd be fine because we've had broody's & her chicks in there countless times so when our broody hatched her chicks we immediately moved them there. Well, today after work my mum told me she found a dead chick with half its leg eaten off!! Tbh I've only started getting into chickens so this made me sick... I was disappointed and sad. We have a very large wooden box in the garage and transferred them there. Thats when we realised there were only 5 chicks left and one couldn't walk. I told mum to pick it up and lo and behold, its leg was completely raw :'( We removed him and put him in a small container with a heat lamp next to it + put some betadine antiseptic on his leg.. I'm assuming the other two chicks have been eaten the night before.. couldn't find them in the coop at all. What else should we do? I'm afraid he won't be able to walk anymore and his mum will reject him. Should we vetwrap his wound? My mum said to let it air dry before doing anything. This is the worst day ever, I'm absolutely devastated We're now surfing the forum for brooder box/coop ideas for mumma hen and her chicks.