Well yesterday I brought home 12 more chicks, 6 marans and 6 easter eggers. I really only wanted the marans for the color eggs but I thought:"I'm down to two easter eggers....why not?" I am going to raise half of them for a friend so I am going to keep only 6. I was hopeing that one of my three broodys would take a likeing to them but so far no luck, well that's not true... one showed interest but I didn't have the time to sit with them for hours to see if she was in a mothering or a murdering mood LOL. I'll see this weekend if they are not to big by then. These are the last chicks I buy from the feedstore, I love it when my broodys raise their little ones. I am thinking that I need a easter egger rooster and a maran rooster ( I have 5 RIR hens and RIR rooster) but that would mean that I need two more coops to keep them seperate if I wanted to breed them hmmmm....... my hubby would not be happy about that. So I wonder does anybody have any experience with introducing 1 week old chicks to broody hens and how many do you think she will adopt? I'll post some pics of the fuzzbutts later today or tomorrow.