In less than a week, my two broody hens will each have chicks, from the same batch of mail-order eggs. Or at least I hope... The question is if it's okay to confine both mama hens together, since they will both be getting chicks at the same time. Will they be okay, or will there be contention for chicks? Or each defending its own chicks? I've seen free-ranging hens cooperatively overseeing chicks, but I'm not sure about keeping broodies in the same enclosure. Or is this one of those "gee, it depends on the chickens" questions?