Hi all. I have 12 eggs in the incubator. My grandma/pa don't want to raise the little chicks when they hatch on the 21, 22,23 of Jan. Well we have a huge standard cochin that is broody. I'm the chicken expert over here at my house and my grandpa/ma wanted to know if when the chicks started hatching/pipping if we could run them outside and stick them under her. I didn't know the answer so im asking all you chicken experts. I have a few questions myself. 1. Will she except them more readily if they are still in the egg peeping at her and she thinks [she] hatched them or will she still possibly attack them. (I have two golf balls under her so she thinks that shes incubating something long enough for them to hatch. The golf balls are there also to keep her on the nest. 2. If she doesn't except them what is a good thing for the chicks to be able to crawl under if we have to brood them in the house. Would a stuffed animal work??? This is her below.