Hello all, I've been checking out the forums for a while now and just decided to join tonight, mainly for moral support! Our bantam Cochin, Hex, just hatched out another brood on Saturday. It's here second this year, & she's such a good mom. Just a little while ago, I heard a ruckus outside and ran out to find that a large rat snake had gotten into her brooder cage and only one chick was left alive. Hex and surviving chick are now inside and secure, and we'll make that coop snakeproof tomorrow (thought it already was...) What I'm wondering is, if I were to maybe order some chicks in the mail, do you think she would accept some replacement babies? Or do you think she'll be content with one?