My barred cochin hen and my Partridge are both Broody, well actually the Partridge I think is just going along with the other hen. She is way less committed and I can take her off the nest and she stays off for several hours. They share eggs when both in the box. They have 5 eggs and those are developing. Tomorrow is Day 18. I set up a seperate area in the run for the hen and we will finish her "coop" tomorrow and move. Question 1) I only plan on moving the Barred Hen, I think she will be ok, has anyone done this (had 2 nesting together and just let one hatch?) Question 2) I am hatching some miscellaneous eggs from my hens as I type, would it be a good idea to slip one or 2 chicks under her tomorrow night, just in case the eggs do not hatch? This is my second broody ecperience, the first go around did not turn out so well and I had to rescue the chicks. I think Minnie will make a great mama.