So 2 weeks ago, I put my 18 chicks out into the coop, in an enclosure made of hardware cloth, with my older flock. So they have all been able to see each other, and get used to each other. On that same weekend, my broody hatched out her 5 chicks. Well, my broody will occationally try to get to the enclosed chicks by body slamming the "wall", and is very jealous when I feed the other chicks. Guess she thinks only her chicks should be cared for. Well, it's been 2 weeks now, so how long is she going to keep this up? I know there is no exact science to this, but jeez, girl, give it up already Mama takes her chicks out into the run, and the yard regularly. But I don't dare let the other babies out because she wants to kill them. None of my other hens or my rooster pay any attention to either sets of babies, only my mama hen. Is she going to keep this up forever or what? She also terrorizes my hens when they come in to lay. She totally lets us humans do whatever we want with her babies, just the chickens she freaks on. I want my babies to be able to go out and get used to the world before winter comes. Little wench.