Ok so I have 1 hen broody for 12 days now. And a second hen that went broody 2 days ago. The second broody is actually a really gentle broody, almost to gentle. But i have kept the fittest in the main coop so far and today either due to double broodies or nest sharing with the egg layers one of the hatching eggs got broken... So I moved 1 broody to the mini pen and left the other in the coop to at least seperate the 2. 12day broody is in the mini pen which works better for me cuase she's mean and this way I don't have to fight her to check and collect eggs and 2 day broody is in the coop, but she's so gentle I can just pick her up and mover her at will with no trouble. Who should get chick and who should get eggs? I have 8- 6day old healthy chicks I can give to 1 mom (a few at a time) they are set up in a brooder already so if things go south i already have a safe place for them. The other will keep the eggs for the remaining 8-9 days. My thought if she's willing is to give chicks to the 12 day broody in the mini pen, less interference for her to reject the chicks. The pen is in the run so i should be able to move her and her brood back to the coop easily. It's more work but once 12day has all her chicks switch her and 2day with the 12day eggs to finish her hatch in peace... Now, if 12day won't take the chicks is 2 days to soon to give the other hen chicks? 2day broody has adopted in the past but that was 6 feed store chicks after a single egg hatch last year. This is 12 day broodies first time and she's 4 years old, 2 days second time broody and she's 3 years old. I don't know if that info helps.