OK, so I know this is not standard practice, but I am wondering if anyone has ever SUCCESSFULLY tried placing incubator hatched chicks under a hen that is not broody. I finally found someone locally who was selling BCM eggs for $1 each and I bought 15. I did a hatch last year, so I'm getting my incubator heated up now and planning to add the eggs tomorrow afternoon. Last year, I had a broody mamma who took my chicks no problem. She was a great hatcher herself, and fiercely protective. I'm wondering if it ever happens that a hen will always love chicks, or if she must always go broody first. I realize that I will be taking a risk if I try, and normally this doesn't work, just wondering if anyone ever has. Thanks all!