Two nights ago something got into the chicken pen and killed one of my hens, not sure what it was, there was only a small bit eaten. I have built a new door. Anyway, one of my other hens is broody (no rooster, no eggs in her nest) and she stuck tight in her little nest while all this happened! Her nest is in a corner with a slanted board over it, I can't believe she did not get eaten! I am going to get 4 new chicks in a couple of days and give them to her for a reward! I put baby chicks under a hen last year and it worked great. The only thing I will do differently this time is handle the chicks a lot more, the hen-raised chicks were pretty independant.