So I need help with getting a broody to adopt 3 feed store chicks I picked up today. Here is my situation. I have 2 broody hens that have been broody full on for at least a month, maybe more. Here are the contenders: Buff Orpington: She has already plucked out all her belly feathers. When I put her down everyday to get scratch with the other hens, she lays on the ground where I set her down and scowls at me for a couple minutes before running off. Easter Egger: She still has feathers, but sits just as hard. When I put her down everyday to get scratch she willingly runs off to eat treats. Both have not been mamas before and are the same age and have been broody for the same amount of time. I have a wire dog crate to put mama/chicks in inside the main coop. Do I put both hens in there tonight and see who accepts the new location, if both do then do I put the chicks in there with both hens to see which hen seems more accepting tomorrow night? Or should I pick one broody and go with it and hope for the best? Also do I need to heat the crate at first or let mama be the sole source of heat to help with bonding? Well you know what I have, please help me with what to do.