I have a hen who is broody, she's not even laying her own eggs, but when the other hens lay eggs, she immediately sits on them until I come to get them. This actually worked very well during the winter, I never worried about eggs freezing! I have decided to add some new chicks to my flock due to egg production going down. I have all hens. I bought some chicks when I believe are about 2 weeks old, they have wing feathers and are starting to get tail feathers. Can I put them with the broody hen to take care of? I thought maybe if she had some of her own babies, she will stop being broody. She has been like this since last June, so just about a year. I tried to let her hatch a clutch of eggs (we had a roo at the time) but she ate the eggs! Do you think putting these chicks with her is a good idea or should I just let well enough alone and leave them separate until they are old enough to go to the big house? Thanks for all your experienced help!