Hello, I am wondering if a hen that pecks and throws her chick across the nest box is likely to do it again with her babies from her next clutch? There was seven eggs and the only fertile one was the last egg laid! We caught Mom and Dad mating the day before the egg hatched. The egg hatched and everything seemed fine. The very next day, in the morning, the hens crop was filled. Later in the day when I went to feed I noticed mom was acting very strange. She started emptying the nest box. I peeked in and baby was on the other side of the nest box bleeding pecked in the belly, face and neck. We took the baby out and tried to save it. Needless to say I was baffled that night. I look in the box as she was sitting on a NEW egg! She now has 3 fertile eggs!! Should I be concerned that she will do it to the new babies? I have heard so many conflicting things. Some people are telling me she is a bad mom and she will do it again. They are also saying to pull the chicks after they hatch! Some are telling me it's unlikely that she will do it again. The budgie eggs are due to hatch next week!! Please advise. Thank you!