My 2 hens, EE & Polish, are at point-of-lay and I was daydreaming of getting more chicks in the spring. After all, I did lose 4 of the original 6 before I finally outsmarted the racoon. (It hurts to realize you've been outsmarted by a varmint.) If the EE, Sister, doesn't go broody on her own, is there a way to 'encourage' broodiness? How long after she goes broody can I put chicks under her? How do you provide chick food to chicks under a hen?