Hello. My little flock is soon to turn 1 year old and our first broody girl hatched 2 babies (though one disappeared without a trace). So I'm learning a ton on this forum and will be reinforcing my broody pen to protect against snakes or rats. But here's my funny situation with a question I can't find an answer for. I had two broody hens. I decided to try letting one hatch eggs to see how it would go and we now have a cute little chick. But since it went so well I decided to let the other broody girl take a shot so onto eggs she went. The broody pen I built can house two hens separated with shared water and food. So about 2 weeks ago when I was changing out water the momma hen ran out to enjoy some mealworms with the flock. This was usual for her but she always ran back when her baby peeped. But this time she didn't return and she looks like the rest of the flock so I had no idea which one was mom. So the chick solved the problem by crossing though the food space and snuggling under the broody who was sitting on eggs. We now call that hen "Auntie" and she is wonderful with this little chick. But she's still super dedicated to her eggs. While its super cool to see her balancing caring for a chick while caring for her eggs I wonder what might happen when the eggs hatch. Her chicks are due on st. Pattys day her little chick niece will be a month old then. Anyone ever seen this before? Any tips to help this little blended family?