I've been reading lots of threads about this topic. If the hen will 'adopt' the new chicks etc. I seem ready to put the 3 day old chicks under broody Buff tonight.
I have a question about post-chick placement. Do I need to make sure the chicks get to food and water or will momma chicken guide the chicks to the food source? Should I place a heat lamp in coop or will the momma heat the chicks ok? What about the older chickens in the coop. My broody Buff is sister to three other hens. All get along well. I have read the new momma chicken will protect the chicks from the other hens. I've also read they'll be in danger. I have no idea what to believe/do/figure out on that end.
Thanks in advance.