As I posted earlier last week I had two hens go broody and hatch small clutches. The first hen had gone into hiding to do her "business" and came out 3 weeks later with 3 peeps. Seeming very proud of herself. Well mom and peeps are in their own area and she has taken the task of teaching her young ones very much to heart. Refuses to eat out of the feeder and seems to only want feed on the ground. Scratches like a mad henthe dirt flies and so does the feed. On most days I find the water simply buried in dirtI come home to large craters in the pen and the chick feeder covered in dirt. I am going through so much feed.The chicks look to her for direction and overall she has done a good job just a little over the top. The peeps seem to be eating and drinking well. The second hen hatched two peeps and lost one so she has a lone chick. Now she is quiet, no wild moves but like the other hen does not use the feeders that the feed store just swore by for chicks and moms. Both are doing their job but each is so very different.