Hey there fellow chicken-lovers! Its seem I have 3 maybe 4 broody hens in the same coop!!! Here is some background on my chicken history. We started out with one leftover Polish hen (named Soupy) who lives in the spruce tree (storm took out her coop and foxes took the rest), added 7 chickens (2 roosters, 5 hens, but one died), added 7 silkies in a smaller separate coop, went on a hatching binge and hatched ALL of the 19 eggs we incubated (crosses with the Easter-Egger Roosters and the 3 white Phoenix hens and 1 Sumatra cross hen). We ALSO decided to hatch 10 Silkie eggs and 8 of them hatched, AND 2 silkies went broody and shared the mama duties. We got 2 chicks out of that being our first broody experience. Can you say 53 Chickens?!?!?!?!?!?!? SO----- when one of the white Phoenix went broody we took her eggs. Too many chickens!! (Also they are flighty and their children are little monsters!) Well, we have been visited by fox which took our favorite Polish hen Soupy one morning when she was waiting for the others to be let out (we USED to free range the first 2 flocks). They day before when the babies were having supervised pasture time, it came and of course got Soup's only baby from an egg of hers we found and incubated with the Silkies (Soupy had decided to join their flock so it was the CUTEST Silkie/Polish cross baby!) The reason I mention this is that we had saved 2 eggs from Soupy because she had finally stared laying in the coop and we wanted more of her babies. So we put those and 4 Silkie eggs under that white Phoenix, and she is HAPPY to set those eggs. Well, 2 days later I went to get any extra eggs from under her per usual, and the black Sumatra cross was sitting on them! This went on for a whole day so I split the clutch between the 2 broody ladies. AND this morning the other 2 Phoenix hens were in there!!!! (As I write this I see one of the Phoenix out with the roos, whew!) So, I know it's spring and all, but does a hen get broody being around another broody hen? This is getiing ridiculous!!!! Thanks!