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Grafting a chick to a broody hen?

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I have a silkie hen who is a serious broodzilla. Last time she sat for a month, and after I became worried that she was losing weight I finally gave in and got 2 chicks from the feed store. I snuck them under in the dark and she took them with no issues.
She went broody again a couple weeks ago so I picked up some eggs and put them in the incubator. I gave her a couple but she kept sitting on sawdust instead and the eggs failed to develop. After the power going out on 2 seperate occasions and a desperate attempt to keep the eggs warm by my woodstove I hatched only 1 chick this am. Plot twist being that broodzilla quit setting 3 days ago! My other silkie started the same day, but has never had chicks. Any advice on who I should try and sneak the chick under? I don't want a single in the brooder but am not sure if broody 2 will accept a chick so soon, or if I should try the one who has some experience but quit sitting?!
Thanks in advance!
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No advice?
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Do you want my gimpy week old? My broody stomped on her leg accidentally at 2 days old, and she still isn't using it properly. Long story short, my broody turned out to be a not so great mom. Her hatch-mate passed away yesterday, so little Stumble is all alone now and very lonely.

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