I only had a rooster and a hen for nearly a year and of course they were always together and always with us, sitting on our deck or taking walks with us! Our rooster got sick and died and we were all very sad including the hen! A week later we went and got two 3 1/2 month old chicks one appears to be a cockerel and she was so mean to them and even pecked the head of the little pullet so bad it bleed and needed attention so we separated them but they could still see through chicken wire and free ranged with us around! Now a little over a month later they are starting to get better though the hen occasionally puts them in their place however she is now acting strange by laying around more even while out free ranging which she never did before except with her rooster and today when I went to let her out in the morning I had to call her down from roosting then she just slowing walked down her plank when usually she is a runner to get out! Her poop looks ok, she is eating and laying it's just this behavior! Do you think it's possible she now wants to hang with the babies but they just keep running from her because they are scared to death? Thanks!