I just stuck a chick under my broody tonight. I'm VERRRRY nervous right now! A little back story: Poppy the Buff Orpington has been fiercely, seriously broody for 18 days. The local feed stores all get their shipments of new day-olds on Thursdays (I called around). So I stopped by after work and picked up a Welsummer pullet - just one because I am expecting a shipment of 3 in early June. I figured I'll try one. If it works, great! If not, I'll bring her in, buy her a sister, and brood them together in the house. Then I'll change my June order. So I just set my alarm for early in the morning to make sure all goes well. I am super concerned because when I put the chick under her, both she and the chick were silent. Completely noiseless. No peeping from baby. No cooing from prospective mama. Should I be concerned??? I guess I'll know in the morning.......... Updates to follow!