So I go to feed my little chicks this morning. I have 2 brooders set up in the garage for the two different age groups. You'll imagine my surprise when I look in the 6 week old's brooder and notice one of my outside, full-grown hens fast asleep under the heat lamp while all the other chicks were crammed in the corner. Some how she had gotten herself shut in the garage at night and no one noticed. I even went to put feed in their brooder at around 9pm last night. I have no idea how she managed to stay in the garage and then kick down a wall of my cardboard brooder. It was chaos when I came in, chicks escaping out the wall, the big hen waking up and screaming for my rooster.,.. it was a lot to take in at 6am. Well I'll get to the point. In the past I've had them break out of their brooder and had an adult hen attack them. Ran up to them and began pecking them on the heads, it really had me concerned. I was curious if you could integrate the chicks with maybe one full grown hen, and she would act as a mom... or maybe chickens won't do that. Is there even a benefit to doing this? I really have no idea I'm just throwing this out there. Thanks.