It's day 21 (I thought) for my broody hen, but when I went down to the coop, she was standing in the nest box. 1st dumb move: I removed the wire and let her out; I thought maybe she just wanted to poop. She took off, but I wasn't too worried because every time another chicken got near her, she'd spread her wing feathers. After a while, she headed into the tall grass. I candled the eggs with a powerful flashlight and saw that there were chicks in some, but they were really small (maybe a fourth of the egg). This led to dumb move 2: I panicked because the eggs were cooling, so I slipped them under another broody. [in my defense: this hen has bailed before and I lost a setting] I thought that I could run up here and check the forum for advice, then move the eggs back if necessary. Of course, my internet wouldn't come up and I had to restart the computer. In the meantime, the 2nd broody hen had collected all the eggs under her. Now she's setting a really large bunch of eggs. Q: what to do now? I'm thinking I've meddled enough, but is there something I can do to help the foster mom? I'm rigging up a homemade incubator in case mom 2 decides to call it quits. I don't think she will because she's raised chicks for me before, but it doesn't hurt to be prepared.