So along with the heritage stock, I also have a group of mutts that run around the horse arena and lay in the hay bales. Well, this one hen ... ( she looks like some kind of brownish game hen ) has hatched out 4 broods this year, and the last one just 3 days ago. ( unplanned pregnancy is what I call it ) So out she comes with 9 peeps, one pheasant lookin one with stripes and a pure black one, while all the rest are yellow. ( Pure bred Leghorn rooster ) So I put her in an isolated empty horse stall and she totally attacks the 2 funny colored one. They soon learn to hide under her. I thought whatever, you crazy hen... then today I hear loud peeps and she has all but finished off the black one. Blood and everything. I put it under a heat lamp...alone. have been doing this since a kid on the farm many moons ago, and never have I seen this act of infantacide. I mean there were all her eggs, her chicks, her plan. What gives ? Anyone else ?