We have one lone buff orp hen (2ish years old) staying mainly (but temporarily) in a dog crate in our garage. This has made her much more sociable, actually - towards us anyways. A friend of mine has ordered four newly hatched buff orpington bantam pullets (along with "a couple of male somethings" for shipping purposes) to use as props for pictures (she's a photographer) and will be giving them to me after the weekend is up. My hope is that our girl will take to them and become their "mom" - although she has shown no brooding tendencies in the past, nor is she now. Are my hopes useless? Or might this actually happen? Are there things that I can do to facilitate this?