Hen with chicks is sitting on another broody hen's nest?
We have 3 broody hens/nests within 3 feet of each other. Lucky us, right? Well, each nest is about a week apart in hatching time. The first nest hatched yesterday and mama hen started taking the babies out today. I cleaned up the bad eggs out of her nest.
Well, I came in tonight to see her -- and her chicks -- sitting on another broody's nest. The other hen is going frantic because she 'lost' her nest... tearing up the straw, wandering around clucking, etc. What should I do? If I move the first hen, the 2nd will probably sit on her eggs again, but will this keep happening? Should I have left the bad eggs in there? I've removed them from similar situations and it didn't seem to matter to the hen...