I am looking for suggestions on grafting hatchery chicks onto broody hens. I have my first hens to go broody vying to prove who is the most devoted to the care of the golf balls I have assigned them. My local feed store will be getting in chicks on 4/13, and our weather seems to be cooperating for the babies to be outdoors. I work 2nd shift so planning on making the switch at 11pm when I get home- would love any suggestions for success- am only going to get 4-6 chicks so each hen will get 2-3. It is funny that the broodies are my 2 Marans, one black copper and one splash. Are Marans good mothers?