Hi,I have a very sad story. I have a hen we call "Big Mama" she is an Astrolurp. Just a couple of weeks ago she hatched a baby. A beautiful little girl. Big Mama is an excellent mother. She trusts me and I could hold her baby without any problems. Her baby trusted me as well...sweet little thing. When I put my hand down to the chick she would make those little peeps as if her mother was snuggling her...and she would not try to run off or anything. I could hold her and snuggle her . My chickens are free ranged. Today,we had to go shopping. After a few minute of being back home, I went outside to check on our chickens and saw that Big Mama was wandering around....alone. I got worried and started to look around for her baby. I discovered that the baby ,somehow, got into our big dogs outside kennel and he had killed her . I am heart broken and so is Big Mama....she keeps wandering around,calling and looking for her baby. My questionis..what should I do? I can't get her another chick....will she "get over" it? I really feel for her. My husband and I are contemplating getting rid of our outside dog. This chick was NOT the first he had killed..and also we have other dogs,and he will attack them(that's why he is an outside dog, he was attacked by another dog a few years ago,and since then he will attack any other dog).