So, I wanted to add to my small flock of 4 that we've had for just under a year. We got them when they were 3-4 weeks old. One hen has gone broody 3 times in that period. So, I figured I'd get some fertilized eggs and take care of both things at once. With 8 fertilized eggs, only 1 hatched last Saturday. I read a bit on here and it seemed like since mama hen was off the rest of the eggs now and showing Jr around, that more fertilized eggs weren't the best option. I call the local feed store and they were getting baby chicks in Friday (yesterday). Plan was to stick them under mama hen at night. My 5 y/o and I went out at 9:30pm and stuck the 4 chicks under her and stuck around for a bit to listen. The chirping stopped and I peaked in and they all were nestled in. This morning, I see momma hen walking down the ramp and 2 little guys following her. I walk out and I can't find the other 3. I hear some chirping and find one hiding. I take her out in the open and momma hen attacks her. Momma hen went for a ride from me. Same thing happened a few more times. I find one more hiding and the remaining chick dead in the coop under a pile of bedding. So, momma hen accepted the one Barred Rock she hatched herself and them the ONE BARRED ROCK that went under her last night. They are like 3 peas in a pod out there. The yellow little Buff Orpington was the one getting attacked. Momma doesn't like her. The other little chick is a Golden Laced Wyandotte. Momma hen attacked her too. The poor little dead chick was an Aurucana. What should I do? Try and sneak the 2 back under her tonight? Raise them inside for now till they are bigger. Suggestions? My 2 little girls were very upset this morning.