I just hatched chicks for the first time. I've only had chickens for a year. 3 hens went broody on me. I bought a couple chicks and gave them to the last broody mom, since she had only been sitting for 2 days. She took to them instantly. The other 2 hatched 6 chicks and kicked over the rest of the nest. When I got home from work, they were all cold and filthy. I stuck them in the incubator, and they've been popping out like popcorn. I tossed 2 that went bad, and I have one last bloomer who's still cooking. 3 mamas and 26 chicks. The first one keeps stealing chicks from the other 2, so she is up to 15 chicks. I finally had to separate her. They're all being great moms though. I'm using a kiddie tent as a temporary brooder. I have 1 hen in my flock who is being rather aggressive to them.