Sorry for the long story. But here goes. I have a broody hen that will be hatching eggs this Wed. Over the past few days Ive noticed that more and more of her neck feathers are being plucked out by the other hens. No bleeding, just bare. Kinda looks like a naked neck chicken right now. Nemo is my little BO hen that has a deformed wing from hatch and has stood her ground and tried not be the lowest on the pecking chain. I have three nest boxes in the coop, but they all want to use the one shes in! I think this is why they are picking her feathers, but Im not sure. I finally moved her over into another nest box this morning and she loves it, well for the most part. The other hens started getting rowdy, about 30 mins ago, and trying to come into the coop, Nemo started to panic and moved back into her old nest. Then frantically trying to move the eggs with her as well. So I moved the eggs back under her and stood back and watched. One of the other hens(whos already laid HER egg for the day) came up and started pulling a few of Nemos feathers out. 1.) What should I do? Leave her there and let her take care of her own? 2.) What about when the chicks hatch? My other BO who just raised a chick herself did great! She didnt let anyone come near her little lone chick. She would get after them!! But then again she is higher up on the pecking order. 3.) With little Nemo being..well prob. the lowest on the po will she still take up for her chicks? Or will she be bullied? Please help. I dont know what to do!