Ok. I have a sweet as can be GLW hen that has been broody for about a month. She's just dying to become a mommy, the poor thing. Unfortunately I don't have a rooster, so all her efforts up to this point have been for naught, and apparently she's not giving up her nest until she produces a chick. I just received my order of six baby chicks from MyPetChicken this morning, and from what I understand it's not too hard to slip some outsider chicks under a broody, and typically she accepts them. However all of the posts I keep coming across deal with putting outside chicks under a broody that has already hatched some chicks of her own. My broody (Cornflake) made a couple of clucks to the chicks when she heard them, but when I put a chick in the brooder to see what she would do she just kind of ignored it. I think I need to give her some more time to get acclimated to her nest; I just removed her from the coop this morning and made her a new nest in the brooder (complete with plastic eggs!), but she's skeptical about this new situation and isn't sitting too well on the nest yet. I covered the brooder with a blanket so she could have some privacy, and I just heard her scratching around in there, so hopefully this afternoon she'll be back to sittin'. I'm going to attempt to put the chicks one at a time under her this evening after Cornflake settles in her nest to go to sleep, but seriously what are the chances that she'll reject them? It's not THAT big of a deal if she does; if she doesn't want to raise them I'm going to get a fertile hatching egg for her to play house with. I'm just really scared that she might seriously hurt them if she rejects them and I won't be quick enough to stop a disaster. One of the chicks is a very delicate looking little Sebright, and I'd hate for anything to happen to it. Does anyone have any experience with this? She's such a sweet chicken and I doubt she'd hurt the chicks, but I'm so, so, so nervous about my babies.