I would like to raise some cornish cross chicks using my broody layer hens in hopes that they will have a better quality of life than my previous meat chicks who were raised in pens without a hen and who refused to leave the pen to free range. I have three broody hens (Marans and a Jersey giant). The two marans have chicks that are 2-4 days old and the Jersey has been sitting on eggs for about a week. I have a buyer for all of the chicks and I have arranged for them to be picked up on Tuesday, the same day my cornish cross chicks will arrive. I would like to swap chicks if the hens will take them. Does anyone have experience swapping chicks? If they don't accept them I'll just put them with the Jersey and remove her eggs. Has any one out there ever had layer hen raise their meat birds for them? How likely is it that the hens will accept swapped out chicks? How aggressive will they get if they don't accept them?