All that talk about seperating broody hens from the rest of the flock...I figured back in the old days hens just had chicks where ever...in the barn, hayloft, under a bush...so I just let mine be. Glimmer & Glimmer the look alike Banty Cochins were broody together. Glimmer had one baby Easter weekend, and the other Glimmer had 4 hatch Mothers Day weekend. They co-parent and get along fine. The chicks go to either hen and everyone is happy The moms keep the other 5 hens in their place, they know not to mess with the babies! A happy coop Soooo much easier for me!