Here is my dilemma. Usually is just let the hens raise the chicks. Then I got silkies. They are great sitters. However, the mother killed all three of her chicks in her first batch. In the 2nd batch, I removed the chicks. Now we have a third batch today. The chicks for the first time are being tell take care of but there are only 24 hours old. My mother says some animals are just bad mothers. My sister says to get the chicks right out of there. I say that the newbie mother had to burn a couple of batches as a learning process. Right now I am monitoring them carefully. The chicks look great. Can anyone advise what to do. Should I remove them from their mother.