Oh man, that was good title LOL. Upon looking for an answer to a question about introducing new chickens to an existing flock, I remembered something from a flock we had a few years back and thought I'd ask as I have not found the answer. Like I said, a few years back, we had some very broody hens. A few of them managed to lay, hatch and raise chicks out in our hay field. The other hens would not let the chicks in the coop with momma? Why is that? They would chase these new arrivals all over the place until the chicks were of age where they could fly up into the bushes and that is where they hung out, even thru the night. I expect this next batch of chicks we got will go broody which is what I want, but would like to prevent this from happening again as all the chicks eventually were lost to predators.