Okay, last night I asked for help on egg laying and chicken behavior, but I had no responses. Maybe I was in the wrong section. Anyway here is the problem. My broody hen has been sitting in the nesting box for four weeks now. Yesterday my 4 new chicks arrived from MPC. They were all healthy and doing well, so after locking all the other hens out of the hen house I quickly stuffed them under my broody. At first everything went well, and she was doing all the mothering stuff just fine. However, because of the other hens and the fact it would be cold at night, I decided to move them to a pen in the garage. She had them for about two hours before I moved them. So I took them all out at once in the nesting box liner, and moved them. At first it seemed okay, with the hen and chicks. The hen ate a lot (making up for sitting on the nest so long) and the chicks would snuggle under her, and move around. About an hour later I find the hen trying to get out, but the sides of the pen were too high for her to jump (she is a Silkie). Than she started getting aggressive with the chicks, and the next thing I know she is chasing them and attacking them. Of course I quickly returned her to the hen house, and rescued the babies. They are all okay, albeit a bit traumatized, and are doing well in the brooder. And that dang Silkie is back in the nest trying to hatch nothing! What the heck did I do wrong? Did I move them before she had a chance to fully bond? I really don't want to have to hand raise them, so should I try again this evening? Help!