I DON'T KNOW IF THIS IS THE RIGHT PLACE FOR THIS, PLEASE FORGIVE ME IF IT ISN'T. Day before yesterday I got one dozen day old chicks from Dick Horsman. They all arrived unharmed and adorable. They are set up in a indoor brooder with food, water, and a heat lamp. They day before they came, my GLW went very broody so I tried the switching trick. I waited until about nine at night and replaced her eggs with three chicks. at first it seemed all would go well, she put the chicks under her and stayed with them through the night. But when morning came she got up and left them. I think it didn't work because I did the chick-egg switch to soon into her being broody. But now, three days later the GLW is still broody! So much so that I can't get her out of the box for anything. Is there any chance I could try again with the chicks tonight? She didn't harm them the first time, just abandoned them. But I don't know what she will do the second go around. I am OK with raising the chicks indoors, but I like the idea of a hen pitching in a wing. (Plus it would be really cute.) I also have Cochins that seem to really like the chicks. Please let me know what to do.