I have 17 chicks coming in 10 days - I have a brooder all ready for them. I am raising half of them for a neighbor for the first month. The last week I have a broody - and while I hadn't wanted to have her raise all the chicks (I'd prefer to give them lots of handling to be socialized around kids) now I'm wondering if I could give her 3-4 of them (ones I'm keeping) to raise. If I do this, will there be difficulties integrating the others into the flock at 4 weeks (as I had planned via a pullet pen in coop method?) My broody is my top hen - a GLW- and she is in her first year (she's 9 months old) so I wasn't expecting her to go broody but she won't let me take any eggs from under her so I'm going to have to do something!!