So I have 3 Buff Orps that are laying, and 2 Barred Rocks that should start soon. One of my Orps went broody 4 days ago, and she shows no sign of giving up. I have to throw her out for her even to eat/drink/poop. At first I thought I'd break her broodiness, but then someone mentioned that the 100 degree weather we'll have here starting next week would be perfect for hatching chicks... so I started wondering. What are the chances that this wouldn't be a total disaster? I can get fertile silver-laced Wyandotte eggs in my neighborhood, so I'd give her some of those. This is her first time being broody, and she is only 7 months old-- plus I don't have an incubator if she quits, AND I can't separate her and the chicks if she manages to hatch them. So do you think we could have a happy outcome with a first-time mom and chicks being raised with 4 other adult hens? My girls are fenced on the side of my house (about 15' by 25') if that helps. Thanks in advance!