I had one polish/cochin mix hen laying on eggs, which all turned out to be duds. That was a week ago, and I still can't get her to give up sitting on a nest. I've kicked her out of the coop (to range), but she always just nestles down and nests somewhere else. I know I should separate her completely and put her in a bedding-free area where she can't nest at all, but I don't have anything like that right now. At the same time, I had her sister nesting on 5 eggs, 3 of which hatched. The chicks are about 5 days old and in a fenced-off area of the coop with their mother. Today, the chick-less hen heard the chicks (well-taken care of by their mother, her sister) and clucked back and forth at the door to the chick's area. She was bordering on hysteria, asking to be let in. So, I let her in. She snuggled up to her sister (who didn't object in the least) and then chicks dove under both/either of them. The two sisters are snuggled in side by side, so are the chicks. No fights, and everyone seems happy. Did I do okay? It's the only way I have found to keep the chick-less hen happy. Where she is, she can reach the feeder, and she's now eating (she's very thin) while snuggled by her sister.