I currently have a broody hen with 9 or 10 eggs under her that I think should hatch sometime around Wednesday, as well as 7 eggs in the incubator that are in lockdown as of yesterday so just waiting for these to hatch. I candled the ones in the incubator before lockdown and I think that 2 had quit but was not sure so left them in. My broody is a Blue English Orpington and in her flock includes 8 other hens. My husband and I removed all but 2 of them because they would not stop getting in with her to lay their eggs which was creating drama and eggs were being broken. I was uncertain if we should move the flock mates but we did because it was getting crazy. I am not sure if I should just leave things like they are with the flock split in the 2 coops that they are in now until the chicks hatch and mama hen seems to be ok with them coming back in or should I try putting 1 or 2 in each night before hatch time til they are all back in? I am worried they will not accept her if I keep them apart? But I do not want any of them to hurt the chicks, and already there are still the 2 hens that stayed in with her anyways. What might be the safest thing for me to do? I told my husband that I think we may have already done too much by splitting them, and we should just let things happen how it happens but he knows I am worried so he keeps making suggestions.