We had been considering letting one of our broody hens hatch some chicks. To our surprise as we began to let her lay eggs in her secret spot up under the eave of the coop and didn't collect them, 3 more hens followed suit and began laying and taking turns sitting there! When one would get up to eat another would immediately replace it. I then noticed a third appearing to wait patiently on the straw bale below for her turn to sit, and finally a 4th was on the same nest when I checked this afternoon. It's only day 1 and so far we have accumulated only 4 eggs. We're thinking as long as they're warm and someones staying on them full time we'll see what happens. We have a great roo who takes excellent care of his flock so most are likely fertilized. All of the hens (and roo) were raised together as chicks and seem to get along really well. None of these hens have ever been mamas before so it's definitely a wait and see thing but we're going to try to let nature take it's course and see what happens. It seems from what I've read on this forum that getting them to hatch may not be as difficult as determining who will be doing the mothering and whether or not with the confusion, the chicks will get taken care of at all. If we make it to that stage I'll keep a close eye and definitely go the brooder/heat lamp route if needed but I hope that at least one of my girls will do the job! We'll look for updates from others and give some from here as well. Hope to hear some success stories from multiple broody hen owners! Thanks!