I recently had six little chicks hatch naturally with two broody hens for mothers watching them. I slipped five more eggs under the one hen two weeks later from a specific hen so I could get some crosses and didn't see that there should be any problems as low as the mothers stayed on the eggs. They took turns watching the hatched children and sitting on the eggs and I've been so proud to watch them (this is the first time I let them hatch chicks and they are doing fantastic so far!). But this morning, my mom went out and found a freshly hatched chick with blood on it. When she examined it closer, she found that it had been pecked all across its neck from eye to eye so that if you pushed on the back of his scalp, it would push towards his face. Thankfully the little guy is still alive and kicking (chirping angrily!). We rinsed the wound with a mild baking soda and water solution and put him under the heat lamp by himself. Am I doing everything okay so far? Is there something else I can do for him? I'm thinking that once the wound scabs over and I can be sure that his eyes are okay, I'm going to take him back to our mini coop that we have set up for the chicks and their mom's and put him in the other side (it has two "chambers" separated by a wall, each room having its own door to the outside that can be closed) with one of the mothers. If she takes to him and doesn't peck at him (since we don't know who has been doing the pecking, would the 2 week old ones do that already?) I will move her and the eggs to that side and let the other mother handle the toddlers. Does anyone have any other suggestions?