Am I attempting the impossible? I've raised Silkies before, but always had them raise their own chicks and many other birds for me. *btw, the sight of baby peafowl trying to get under a Silkie mom is quite funny* I've two Silkie hens who have been broody for weeks now. I decided not to break them since I've a dozen mail order Silkie chicks coming the first week of July. I've got a brooder set up, but I'm sorely tempted to tuck the chicks under the hens to see if they will foster parent them. It would be sooooo much easier to get them do to the mothering. Have any of you ever tried this? Tips? Pitfalls? I'm thinking perhaps to do it after dark so they sleep together the first night. Feedback will be greatly appreciated!