I have a R.I.R. sitting on 11 eggs (yes not normal for R.I.R. but she went broody so I gave her a chance and so far so good) that are do to hatch on Saturday the 4th and a Cochin Bantam setting on 6 eggs that are do to hatch on Saturday the 11th. I also have 12 Welsummer chicks do to arrive on Friday the 10th. If all goes well can I give the Cochin's chicks to the R.I.R. when they hatch and put my Wellie chicks under the Cochin? My goal is for mother hen to do the work so I don't have to use my brooder and have all the worries that come with keeping them warm and tidy. Besides I think mother hen does a better job than me and I enjoy watching them all run around together behind mom and learning all they can. Any advice will be greatly appreciated!