This maybe a strange question, but can i switch broody hens on fertile eggs? I have an Araucana who has been sitting on 12x SLW eggs in her own little enclosure (private maternity ward) for 2 weeks. My Plymouth Rock has just gone broody. I am thinking of taking the Auraucana off and putting the Plymouth Rock on. MAINLY because the Araucana is SOOOOO crazy! Like really really nuts - im so worried if she will be a good mum or not. Even my brother who has many chooks always comments when he comes over how odd she is - he siad hes never seen a hen like her before. And my Plymouth Rock is SO friendly and docile and really chill...sure this is a better personality trait for a mum right??? Or should i just leave them be?? Will it mess with the incubation and the mental state of the hens??? Can the personality of the mum rub off on the chicks??? I have an Orpington and 5x 1 month old Barnevelders and she's a REALLY good mumma hen. She never ever pecks at me, i can pick the chicks up and check them and shes fine. WHAT DO I DO???