So I currently have a hen fostering 9 chicks- 4 silkies which hatched under her and 5 mixed chicks roughly five days old which we gave to her the day the silkies hatched. All was going well, mumma took to all 9 chicks very happily and looks after them well during the day! Then the night came and on night one, one of the 5-day olds we found dead about five cm from mum in the morning, and the same thing happened on night 2 with another 5-day old I have since been removing the 5-day olds at night and re-introducing them to mum in the morning, which has been working fine! Should I give mum another chance and give her back the 5-day olds full time? Or should I continue what I have been doing, and if so should I remove the silkies in a few more days when they to are 5-days old and give them back in the morning?!? I would love to give mumma hen full responsibility but I don't want her accidentally(?) killing one each night... Your advice would be greatly appreciated Thank you!!