When my girls slow down on their laying we plan on getting more chickens/ we are depending on a broody hen that will hatch our next batch lol. What if none of them become broody?? My buff orpington built a very perfect nest and sat on it for a while, the other girls tend to it and sit on it as well...It doesn't get broodier than that... they're all laying now, in that nice little nest. What would happen if i slipped 6 chicks under the orpington one night?? would she kill them when the sun comes up?? What if i placed fertile eggs in the nest, would someone sit on them? my coop is heated so they wouldn't freeze if the chickens weren't on them all day every day right? I just need a plan on how to get my new generations in. I bet theres a way, right? PS none of my girls are mean to each other... they were raised together though. if i introduced the young pullets to them would it be world war 3??