In my quest to get my cots to brood I have separated the hens that that nest into small groups. 1 male, 3 females. 2 of the hens are laying in the same spot but not sitting on them often. The other is nesting by itself. This seems to be paying attention to her egg (laying on it instead of next to it. She drags it over to a new spot when The other birds mess with her). I don't feel like she's doing a great job because she does get up a lot and spends a lot of time off the egg. I'm thinking about removing the other birds as to remove any distractions... So my question is; has anyone noticed change in behavior when birds that have spent significant amount are separated? Also, if anyone has had success at this id love to hear about it.