I have two hens sitting and tried to move them into an are of the coop that is fence offwith access to inside and out. I have tried moving the Mommas to the nesting boxes in the brooding pen, but the freak out and try to get back to where theyve been sitting for 2 weeks. The chicks are do any day now. The last time she had a chick she went to a corner on the ground to keep it hidden from the rest of the gang and somehow crushed it or killed it while scratching. How should I get the momma and babies seperated to keep them safe from the others? I have one momma who has been gone for 2 months and just showed up with 8 chicks in tow. I have been leaving her outside to fend for herself. I fenced her in last night to protect her and she ended up killing one chick, I think from scratching for bugs. She has been catching and killing bugs and feeding them to the chicks.