I got a little nervous with our adoption last week. Thankfully @featheredbelles and @azygous did some kind hand-holding for me. Since then, things have gone so well! I don't know what the magic is that makes an adoption work but I guess maybe just making sure that the broody is truly broody. Our BO, Bella, like a past BO and Mille Fleur d'Uccle in our flock, took to her chicks and has done a marvelous job. Update and pix here: https://polloplayer.wordpress.com/2017/05/27/happily-ever-after/ Soooo much easier to use a broody - I would still be fiddling with the heat lamp and a thermometer if I was hand-raising them, while my Bella has the chicks happily outside catching bugs in the morning sun today.