We have a mother hen, that is still "raising" her 7 week old babies. Yesterday, our one of our neighbors hens hatched seven chicks, and he did not want them. We immediately said we would take them. ( we had no idea what he would do with the babies, we just knew he didn't want them). We have 2 - 15x17 feet open air coops. Right now, we have our Rooster in with four adult hens in one, and the other was for our mother hen and her babies. They sleep on the roost of course. We were pretty sure since she hasn't weaned her babies, that she wouldnt just take on seven new baby chicks, so we "borrowed" the neighbors hen and brought her ad her seven chicks up right at dark last night. put them in the coop, she immediately found a spot and nestled her babies underneath her. This morning when I went up to check on them all, both mother hens and OBVIOUSLY been fighting pretty badly. I have no clue why but I assume both were "protecting their babies in some way". all the babies were fine. But my poor mother hen was just on the ground staring in the corner like she was in time out. I let her and her babies out to free range and let the newer hen and babies stay in the coop. I have no idea what to do in this situation. any help would be greatly appreciated. I dont want the neighbor to kill the baby chicks. (he thought his hen had gotten eaten by something and disappeared and didn't find out until yesterday when she was back in the yard with babies that she obviously had gone broody and sat on eggs for a few weeks. But I also do not want to risk the life of my mother hen whom we love and adore so much.. thanks in advance guys!