I have a bantam hen who is broody for the second time in 3 months. She is determined to hatch those golf balls. She's 2 1/2 weeks into it this time. Last time it took me about two weeks to break her of it, but this time she seems even more determined. I've been wanting to add a couple more hens but dreaded the whole mixing the flock together when the new girls are big enough thing. I've always heard it's easier if a momma hen introduces them. She's my only Bantam, however she is the head hen of 4 Ameraucanas and 1 RIR. I'd like to add a silver laced wyandotte and a welsummer. Am I opening Pandora's box trying to do this? I only have room for a small dog kennel in my coop to use as a brooder. (good sized coop, just an odd lay out to add a large kennel) How ever I have a huge kennel and a smaller 4x8 run I can put them in once they feather out a bit or during the day. I still want them in the coop for warmth at night. I have access to a heat lamp in the coop if needed. (or if she rejects them) Thanks for any and all opinions.