Hi! I was down to one buff Orpington who went broody, and instead of hand raising New chicks For my flock in the house, I waited an appropriate amount of time and slipped some just hatched babies under her, which she gladly accepted! What a good mama she turned out to be! I did not see the *discussion*, but she weaned them last week. The babies are about seven weeks old, about a third her size, and are absolutely terrified of her. She rages after them if they come close, and it is very inconvenient to give snacks and treats, or to try to get them in the coop at night. Mama goes after the babies in the coop. I have been putting the babies in a cat carrier and leaving them in the coop at night, and mama is not welcoming them to the coop. These babies are supposed to be her companions! Will she settle down? Should I just let them try to work it out with mama? I break it up before anything too serious happens. Babies are growing and can’t stay in the cat carrier forever, I need these birds to be in the same coop! What should I expect? Many thanks for your thoughts or suggestions.