So, my Gold Laced wyandotte went broody, but only hatched out 1 live chick. I hunted down some Ideal day olds, and slipped 12 chicks under her last night. She took right to them. Are 13 chicks too many for a mama hen? I heard tell of a lady who put 18 under one of her broodies this last spring, and all worked smoothly. Has anyone brooded more than 18 under a hen? how many?