and now it has. You know all of my marans decided to go broody at once. Add to them a broody bantam and 2 broody white leghorn hens and that gives me 9 hens due to hatch within a couple of weeks of each other. I have 3 hens with chicks(1 hatching)and 6 brooding. My 2 white leghorns are due to hatch on the 8th and 10th and I am out of pens. My chicks are too young to combine into one pen, so I have to come up with a solution,quick. I may have to let someone raise her chicks in the big pen. I've done it before, but I think the chicks grow better when they and the hen are separated from the others. Anyone else have my problem?