I post a while ago about an issue I have with my 3 hens and 3 rosters, all the post backed up what my wife and I were discussing. So we went ahead and purchase 14 hens from a hatchery. They arrived last week and tomorrow we will have had them for a week. One of our hens has gone broody and has been sitting on two silly putty eggs for the past day and half. I thoughts were to place her in the area with the chicks during the late hours of the day, when everyone has gone to sleep and then get up early in the morning to make sure she doesn't peck the living daylights out of them when she wakes up. Problem is that tonight we gain a 15th little one, we had a little Wood Duck duckling show up in our yard. Should we go ahead with our plans on Friday to introduce the broody hen to the 15 little ones? This is a first for us and we want to do it right. Thanks for all the help. Family of 2 dogs, 7 indoor cats, 2 wild cats, 7 deer w/1 fawn, and all the wild birds & squirrels my wife can feed.