how would they do???, would they kill each other? we have three broody hens, a cochin,who's got about 12ish days on her eggs, a mixed breed hen (momma hen), with 5 eggs she just started sitting about 4-5 days ago, and Juliet the silkie (who LOST all but one of her 5 eggs today due to a freakin egg eater we've yet to catch!) SOOOOOO, we've got a spare rabbit hutch thats 4ft x 4ft, and had been thinking about putting all three hens in the hutch together to brood, Juliet is going to get 3 show-girl eggs, and her last egg(if it's developing) will go to Stella the cochin because they started sitiing on the same day. how do you think they'd do?, and what about out time to stretch, and eat? we're just loosing way too many birds, and not getting enough chicks in return due to failed incubator hatches( we had a silkiie x salmon flav. who was screwed straight out the egg, started having siezures as soon as he zipped) Stellas eggs would hatch first, then momma hens, and then Juliets, would new mommas tolerate still broody hens in the hutch, that is if Natalie and her baby are still living in the other. I'm trying to think of ways to keep the hens ans chicks safe, and eggs as well, especially stella's if she sits the whole time on these eggs, she'll have sat for 6 weeks straight!, she didn't get to raise babies her last set, one chick hatched but died a few hours after . Ideas,suggestions?