My broody hen hatched out 2 chicks a week ago. She is a good mom and seems to be doing everything right with them. Yesterday I hatched out another 7 chicks and wondered if I could convince her to accept these chicks. After researching here, I put them in a small box and took them out to her broody coop. She was intrigued by the noises coming from the box. I let one chick out and she didn't peck it. (I had previously tried to put chicks under 2 different hens in similar situations and it had not worked). I then put another 2 out and the same thing, she just clucked happily and showed everyone what to eat. So now she is a very happy chicken momma with 9 little yellow fuzz balls under her. It is raining here now so I will wait a few days before I let them out in the yard together. Yeah!!!