I decided to take my hen's chicks away from her, at about 8-9 weeks old. I hadn't planned on keeping any of them, and they were free ranging, so it seemed like I was losing 1 a day. It has been a week now since the babies have left, and the hen is still looking for them! She goes to the tractor where they used to sleep, she comes running every time she hears a chick cry, it is just so sad!! I feel so sorry for her. I figured she would mourn them, but nothing like this! I had heard maybe a few days, then they forget about them. She doesn't seem to be eating much, and she doesn't hang out with the other chickens. Mostly she tries to hide from them, in between chick searches. A friend that bought some of her chicks said she would let me have one back, but those have been gone for 2 weeks, so I figured they wouldn't stay with her anymore anyway. Can I do anything for her? It is just heartbreaking to watch her hunt for her babies! She won't 'grieve herself to death', right?