Hey All! I have a one year old EE hen that keeps going broody on me. She just started again after about a 3 week period of egg laying. She is an "only hen" and is supposed to be my pet. I had incubated some eggs from our barn chickens for a friend and only one hatched, two days ago. My question is- Can I put the new chick with the broody hen and will she take care of it, or kill it? I feel sorry for the little chick as it is all alone. Do they do ok alone, with lots of love, or does it "warp" them? How old should it be before I introduce it to the EE hen? I will keep it if it's a hen as I want a pet more than a brooder. How many times a year do hens go broody anyway? Thanks for your help!