Update on broody adoption. There is food (hardboiled egg) right in front of her, chick starter and clean water she can get to. I hear her clucking to eat when I'm gone, it's me who is the enemy right now I think...haha. so leaving the towel up for now so i can peek at the sides of the nest to make sure no one hopped out. She is dug in tight on the nest so more must be hatching...just gotta wait and see I suppose. It's a 3 inch hop to get out of the nest so once she decides to leave the chicks can follow, no problem...I think the orphans were just lost and disoriented, went through a Slasher attack, a cold night in a box,then a 30 mile ride in a four wheeler, a night in my shower stall in the pet case now they have a nice mama and think they are dreaming...did it all really happen? I am interested to see how many of the overflowing nest actually hatch, and keeping an eye out for the vacancy sign so i can get rid of the litter. I am going to slip a little tin of water in there as well, yes, I put the towel up to keep it darker, this morning was very foggy but it's up to 70 and sunny already. This little hen is very flighty so i don't expect to be her friend anytime soon, I did feed her by hand as a chick and never bothered her much later on as she didn't want that. It's better to have more than one brain on this cause when you interfere too much something gets overlooked.