I have a big broody silkie (this is week 7 now) and a little silkie that has just started laying. Things seemed to be going fine the first few days until this morning. Harriet layed an egg, Big broody Mabel spotted it and decided it was a better bet than the corn-on-the-cob she had been trying to 'bake' and shoved Harriet off.....it was handbags at 40 paces! When I wrestled Mabel off the egg Harriet then proceeded to violently peck it! I removed the egg and what followed was an oral grump session between them for about 10 mins. What the heck is going on??? Am I going to have this every day now? Bear in mind she usually lays before I go to work, what will happen between them if I am not here when she lays? Suggestions please...it's one problem after another here, and I'm worried about the noise and the neighbours.