We recently had 3 pullets taken by a 'coon. We have 2 full-grown hens, a barred rock and an auracana. The barred rock started laying 2 weeks ago. I would like to get a few more chicks...I read in a book about raising backyard chickens that we could shove the babies under a hen (already laying) in the middle of the night and she will mother them. Has anyone ever tried this and been successful? I can't take any more disasters and am thinking of staying with just the 2, but we really wanted lots of eggs!