I have a strange situation and need help...fast... I have a hen who just hatched out a couple eggs, her and the chicks are secluded in another coop. I have an EE hen (at least 10 weeks younger than the mama hen) but laying eggs...the EE hangs out in the shed where the mama and chicks are, pacing quite often around the coop... Yesterday I thought I would let the mama and babes out, let them rejoin the flock, or see what happened at least....the EE lost her mind...she attacked the mama hen and fought with her like I have never seen! I have seen roosters spar, this was nothing like that! She wanted to kill her! What the heck is going on? I don't want to have to get rid of either hen....they used to spar a little before she went broody, but now, she attacks her through the mesh of the coop! The mama is an Australorp, fully capable of taking on the smaller EE, I don't want either hurt or have to rehome either, but I can't allow this to go on. The poor little chicks ran "screaming", trying to get to safety...heart breaking... If any one has ANY ideas, please...I need some help!