ok. i have nine 2-3 week old i got from a friend. i was wondering if i could put the chicks under a mama hen(black silkie) at night and i was also wondering if she would except them. or are they to big. shes my nicest hen in my flock. she hatched chicks before and is broody rite now and since my hens arent laying(too cold) i was wondering if she would except them. they are bantie chicks. i dont know if that matters. she loves to be mommy but she has always hatched them not got them put under her when she was sleeping at nite. any help would be great. i have a brooder in case but i wanted to try this b/c it is getting warmer.