This was regarding my small bantam hen sitting on 17 eggs. I moved her to an unused rabbit hutch/brooding house and added another broody hen and nest box. I put 7 of the eggs under the new mommy. Yesterday morning we had peeping babies - 4 under the new hen, and several under the original setter. In the afternoon, 2 of the babies were on the floor, dead, and the new mommy was in with the orig. mom, and they seem to be cooperating. I removed the 2nd nest box. This AM there were at least 8 babies, and the remaining eggs hadn't hatched yet. Questions... #1. Do you (anyone) think the mommies will hatch out the remaining eggs? #2. Do you think the 2 mommies will continue to cooperate, or will they fight over the babies? I was planning to put everyone in an outdoor enclosure (predator-proof, with wire on top as well) when the babies are more mobile. The brooding coop is too small for more than 3 or 4 babies. Thanks in advance for any responses.