I bought 3 new Orphingtons last week. The guy at the feed shop said they are very broody in general. I like the idea of a hen raising the next bunch of chicks, but I don't have a rooster. So after thinking of it for ahwile I had 2 ideas of of to get a hen to raise chciks for me. Leaving me free to not worrry about the brooder temp and all the other stuff that goes along with rasing chicks. 1. Order fertalised eggs and put them under her. Is this a good way to do it. How do you make sure she takes to them. 2. Get a bunch of day old chicks and give them to her. This idea is based on her mothering instincts taking over. This are just guesses at how it is done. Could someone with more poultry knlowlege fill me in.