This is Anu, a BLRW pullet, about 9 months old. She went broody about 2 weeks ago. Not what I wanted as my coop spaces are tight right now, and I want her eggs to hatch along with other BLRWs. So I decided to give her a male sexlink chick from an incubator hatch. I wasn't sure it would work - the chick was already 5-6 days old and she was only on the nest 2 weeks. BUT...she adopted him after I slid him in with her Friday night. All is well 2 full days later. She's had him off the nest, outdoors with the rest of the flock. Here they are after coming back inside for the evening. I loved the conversation they were havng in this one. She's a great Mom so far. She even managed to get him back up in the nest with her - 18" off the floor! - by nightfall when I went to lock-up the coops. I coudn't believe it. I gave her another male sexlink chick. If she does OK with both of them tomorrow, I may give her the whole brood of 14 from my hatch.