We have a broody Buff Orpington- our first broody! While I'd love to let her hatch chicks, we don't have a rooster and can't legally get more chickens. However, we have one 3 week old chick, a Cochin, who we'd like to introduce her to. I went out and snuck the chick near her, and left them for just a few minutes- she didn't peck her or anything, but the chick just wandered away. Huffle (the BO) wasn't at all aggressive toward the chick, although she also didn't take right to it, probably because I put the darn thing just next to her. So I just went back out and snuck the chick underneath her- it wriggled a bit, but then I held it under her wing for a oment and it seemed to really settle down. Huffle didn't mind at all.
Do you think it's possible she'll adopt it? Should I steal her eggs? Is there anything else I should do?
Or do you think the chick is too old, and she's just indifferent?
All advice appreciated :)