Okay, I had two broody hens. One successfully hatched 6 chicks, then abandoned five of them on the nest and they died. She just ignored her one and only chick the other day until it almost died in the cold. I revived it under a heat lamp, gave it back to her, and locked them in the coop. My second broody abandoned her nest a few times and her eggs never hatched. Today, she decided to join the other hen in raising this one single chick! This one baby has two mom's now! The original hen has no problem with this new hen joining her. They all share the same nest, they two mom's walk around with "their" baby clucking to it. I even think they take turns sitting on the little one! Hopefully now I can rest easy that this little one will survive the cold winter with two mom's to look after it! At least I hope he/she will make it, both hens seem kind of ditzy.