Hello all. Looking for some advice on a naughty hen. I've got an Ameraucana who went broody. And instead of trying to break her of it, we bought some hatching eggs for her to sit on. The chicks have now hatched (6 little fluffballs!), and "mom" is taking care of them beautifully. However, one of our other hens, a Blue Splash Marans, has shown some signs of aggression toward the chicks. She hovers over mom and chicks in the coop, puffs herself up (see attached pic) sometimes with wings outstretched, and I've even seen her peck at the babies. This is obviously not acceptable. The worst part is that, before the chicks, she was the dumbest, friendliest bird in our little flock! I have her separated from the flock for now (in an enclosed run - she stayed out there last night too), but I'm looking for some advice on what to do next. I really hate to label her as an "aggressive" bird, because she's shown no signs of it in the past; I can typically pick her up and pet her no problem. Did we screw up by letting momma hatch the eggs in the coop? It seemed so natural. That's where she was already sitting, so we let her keep sitting in there. I don't really want to take mom and chicks out of there, because it seems like the Marans will just be crummy to them again once they're reintroduced. And my other adult bird (another Ameraucana) pays them no mind whatsoever. Will the Marans get used to them eventually? Do I cut my losses now and say goodbye to her? Any advice is much appreciated, and thank you.