Has anyone ever had a Polish Hen raise her own chicks? I have a pen with 2 bantam Polish hens and 2 Frizzle Cochin Bantams, a hen and a roo. They all share a nest (their idea) so all the eggs are in 1 nest. Yesterday I noticed the Polish is sitting on the nest. When I got home from work last night I saw that the Polish hen was not roosting with her buddy, so I checked the nest. She was on the eggs, wings all spread and doing a nice job keeping them warm. The Frizzle was perched on the edge of the nest box sleeping. I have been told that Polish hens will: not brood their eggs Brood for a week or so and then abandon them or brood and then kill the chicks Is this true? I don't have an incubator and I hate for the eggs to start to delevope and then die, or have them hatch and have mom kill them.