So this is a long story that i will try to make short. About 3 months ago we had a GL wynadot go broody. First set of eggs, no chicks, threw them all out. She started a new batch. Then 2 more hens decided they wanted to do it too! So, now i have 3 seperate boxes started at all different times and the hens seem to rotate a bit on which box they sit in. Here comes the problem. One chick hatched out today and 2 of the hens are claiming it, ignoring the unhatched eggs. I took the peep into the house. The hens were getting really confused on who had the chick, thinking that the "other" hen had it, they were pratically sitting on top of eachother while the peep was running around the coop henless. ( the chick also has a nasty eye injury, so i thought it best to nurse it in the house). I kicked everyone out of the coop today thinking that the break would perhaps clear things up a bit. While the coop was empty i candeled the eggs and reduced them down to only the viable eggs. As things stand now, the peep is in the house and the 2 hens are sitting on the SAME NEST BOX NOW! Any advice? should i split the eggs up into 2 different boxes? i feel bad that these hens dont all have a job to do. I fear that they will just start all over tomorrow morining on a new set of eggs! I plan on reintroducing the hatched, injured peep back when more hatch and the eye has healed a bit.