A few of you may or may not remember me posting https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=127865 on this thread. My questioning on whether or not you can "force" a hen into broodiness. Well as it turns out I come home today and I've got 2 hens in the coop, crawling all over each other, fighting over an egg. One of my Silver Laced girls and a Delaware. Eventually the smaller Silver Laced lost to the Dellie, resulting in me nearly having to kick her out of the coop to get the unfertile egg out from underneath her. We can't have roosters where I live so I don't want her to go crazy thinking she'll be able to hatch the thing. (Oh, and that was egg number 12 for the day.) So before when I was racking my brain, checking the post for replies on ways to turn a hen into a sitter, I end up with 2. LUCKILY just in time- we got 3 Buff Orpington chicks last Wednesday. (See this thread, https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=135181) My question now is does anybody have an experience in introducing chicks to a broody hen? In this case I would most likely let the Delaware raise the chicks if she would take them mainly because she's the more tame of the two. I don't want to put the babies in any danger so if the only way of rearing them is in a brooder box like last Spring then that's fine by me. I just thought it would be adorable to look out back and see a mama hen followed by 3 little fuzzy butts. Thanks to anyone who has any advice!