Hey all, I have a hen that I'm thinking may be broody. We're getting 21 new chicks in the morning and I'm thinking of seeing if she'll be a surrogate for 11 of them (the other 10 are for meat) and want to put them under her at night. So, here's my question... She's broody inasmuch as she will sit on her eggs for awhile after laying and if you take the eggs, she'll get you told all the way back to the house and then some lol. However, she's not totally broody in the sense that she will not stay on the eggs all the time. So, is she technically broody, in the beginning stages or just half hearted about it all? Should I bother trying to see if she'll take on the babies? I'd like to have her be the mama, so she can do the job of introducing them and protecting them.