So, as an experiment, I thought I would try and hatch my own eggs with my broody hen. I got a dozen fertilized eggs and had her sit on them. Over the course of the hatching period, another hen went broody and the two split the clutch. Only one has hatched so far. At first it seemed like the two hens were splitting care the chick. One tried to peck it and the other hen defended it. The chick would go from between the two hens. I go to let my hens free range this morning and I am confused by what i saw. The original broody hen left her nest and went outside with the flock and the other took over her remaining eggs. The remaining hen, however, isn't sitting on the day old chick. I was under the impression the hen would raise the chick. Should I get my brooder set up or trust the mother hen knows what she's doing? Thank you all!