Ok, so it's a cochin hen that brooded and hatched 3 australian spotted bantam ducks. They are a week old as of this past weekend. Today when I came home to check on them, I see the hen grab one by the bottom, pick it completely up off the ground, the drop it. It was done pretty rough, and that is when I noticed that two of the babies had raw bottoms showing through the fuzz on their tails. I quickly threw together another brooder(keeping them separate from my other standard size ducklings because these babies are sooo tiny). I then threw the mama hen back into the coop with the other ladies, who then gave her a piece of their mind! No blood was shed, but she is being kept in her place. The babies are upset and keep calling for mama, but my friend told me she would probably end up killing them. Anyone have this happen?? I'm so bummed because she was being such a great mom.