I had two broody hens sitting side-by-side on 24 eggs. The eggs started hatching yesterday evening and when I got back from the feed store with chick food, one of the chicks had been pecked to death. I noticed that one of the hens was pecking the babies so I removed her back to the flock. The hen left on the nest moved the 9 hatched babies away from the unhatched eggs. The next morning I set up another nesting site for the "mean hen" and set the abandoned eggs under her. A baby was starting to hatch out and when I returned from dinner, the hatching egg, baby and all was gone. I figured the mean hen was still doing her bad thing and I took the rest of the eggs and put them back with the good momma hen. Good Momma is now sitting on a big pile of eggs mixed in with new day old chicks. My questions are: what happened here? Should I let "Good Momma" keep sitting on that big pile of eggs? Will the day old chicks get injured in the pile-up? What should I do with the mean hen - was she just having a bad day or do I have a bad momma? These are Duckwing Bantams. Thanks for any advice.