I wasn't sure where to put this exactly, so hopefully this area works. My broody hen hatched one chick about 1 1/2 months ago. I put them back with the flock about 3 weeks ago and everything worked out great! I let my chicken free range during the day, and close them back up int he pen at night. We were gone all day yesterday, when I got home during the middle of the night I closed the coop like normal. When I got up this morning I noticed baby and one of my other hens was missing. When I went looking, I found their feathers in two different spots, telling me a couple of dogs must have gotten them, which breaks my heart. Which is unusual because we don't have many stray dogs in the area, but someones must have gotten out of their fence. Momma is so sad, she is looking for baby(even though I'm sure she witnessed the whole thing because she didn't let baby get within 5 feet from her). She is laying over in the corner of the chicken yard looking so lost. I hurt for her. :-(. My question is, the farm I got Momma and her sisters from isn't far...I was thinking about running over there and seeing if they have a babies. I was wondering if I section her off again from the rest of the flock with a new baby if she would accept it, if the baby would accept her? Has anyone had experience with this? While I am sad that I lost baby and my other hen, it breaks my heart to see her so lost like this. My chickens are my kids just like my dogs, I hand raised them all, and some are ones I incubated and raised in the house until old enough to put with the flock. I want to help her through this.