I just had to do the hardest thing I've ever had to in my entire life. I had to put my silkie x EE, Sookie, to sleep on Sunday. I'm completely heartbroken, but she was suffering. Anyway, we always wanted to have 2 hens to keep eachother company. Well now that the one is gone, I need help with the best way to introduce a chick. First off, the silkie, Pippie, is currently broody for the second time in 2 months. I've heard that sometimes you can introduce a chick to a broody hen in the middle of the night. I don't know what breed I'm getting yet. Have to see what the Agway has. Don't want anything that get's too big, but not sure if I want another bantam. So if anybody can help me I'd be so appreciative. Anything you can suggest: what breed to get, how to introduce the chick, what I should expect. And, just for more info., the silkie isn't even a year old. Probably will turn 1 around late August. Again, thank you in advance for anything you can let me know or suggest. I'm new to this & just got my first chicks last summer. I also want to make sure they get all their vaccinations they can get. Since my vet, and alot of other people, don't know what my dear Sookie got so sick from, I want to protect this one best I can, just in case.