I have a first time broody BO that sat for about 2 weeks and was very dedicated so we gave her 3 day-olds last night. The graft seemed to go well and she has been with them for 24 hours- not pecking at them, letting them climb under and over, etc. What I am concerned about is that she is still refusing to budge from the nest even though the babies are popping out and running around. I dragged her out and moved the food and water over to her thinking she would do the "mothering" and show the babies the food- but it was every man for himself and she gulped down everything for herself! I have a broody Cochin that hatched out babies about 6 weeks ago and is the perfect mother. I hate to compare my girls but their behaviors are so different that I am worried these new babies are going to be abandoned. Am I seeing a difference in bonding because one was a hatch and the other store-bought? Or is this breed related or hormones or just a confused first timer? I think I also see more detachment from the chicks- they are venturing much further and not running back for protection like the hatched babies did. Anyone with experience on this- will the bond improve or should I be be worried she may quit her new job?