I was thinking this morning, why does everyone take such pains to hatch out chicks. What happened to the mamas doing it the natural way. Then I found this site ZuniBee Farms Blog (you might have to track down Zunibee to connecct to her blog) I hope you do not mind since you posted it. Just take a look and see the beauty of the mother hen and her chicks interacting, in the short film clip. It is just breathtaking. Thank you Zunibee for this.` So please tell me, why don't you do it the old fashioned way? I can understand trying it for the excitiment and the learning experience. But aren't you robbing your hens of the natural way of things? Please I am not critcizing I am just curious. We complain about cruelty but isn't this in itself a litte cruel? Could it be that some of our flocks are aggressive because they were not nurtured when young by mama?