In another thread I got suggestions on what to do with my broody hen, and decided to get some babies to put under her. Last night we tucked the 3 babies under mama (I felt like Santa for chickens - waiting 'til it was dark and quiet and leaving surprises for the morning ) The broody seems to have accepted 2 of the babies. The third I found in a far corner of the coop alone and distressed early this morning. I put her back with mama, but mama pecked at her and wouldn't let her get close to be warm, so I took her inside and put her under the light. I'm hoping I can slip her in again tonight and that this time it will work. Does the mama recognize a baby she's already rejected though? Does anyone have experience with this?