Just want to know if it's normal to have two hens switching the sitting process. I have the original hen who became broody and has been sitting on 12 eggs for 12 days now. I candeled all of them and they are fertile. Now one of my other hens takes her place when mom goes to eat and drink....lately, mom cannot go back into the box because she has been replaced....this is ok with me as long as the eggs are being sat on consistantly....now when the eggs hatch, who will mother the chicks ??? the original mom or the new mom ??? will there be chaos from both hens fighting over the chicks ??? I have less than two weeks to expect chicks. I tried seperating mom when she first became broody and moved the eggs and her at night...she wouldn t have it. so I put her and the eggs back where she was...thanks folks.