I have a banty hen that went broody about 2 weeks ago. Picked up some 2 day old chicks yesterday and tried to slip two of them under her last night. All went well until this morning. I was advised to watch her carefully, so at first light i took up a vigil beside the nest box. All went well - she was doing her deep cluck and keeping them covered - until little ones decided it was time for breakfast. As soon as they were out from under her she would peck at them hard. I ushered them back under her, and she was fine with that, but again, when they came out, she was back to pecking at them. Do I give up on this foster? This is NOT how it went with my little silky hen (now gone; victim of raccoon attack) She would mother anything i put under here - even two week old chicks when she wasn't broody!! I don't have the stomach to watch this banty peck at the little ones too much, but I want to give her a chance if this is a normal part of the fostering process. Anyone with experience fostering, Please advise!