I've looked for an answer to this question everywhere, all I can find it info on getting your broody hen to adopt chicks. My situation is I have a hen that went broody a day or 2 ago. I always take advantage of the situation and would like her to sit on some eggs. Long story but right now I don't want to hatch any of my eggs bc of some roosters I have currently. But I did have eggs in the incubator that I really wanted to hatch and keep, (2 hatched today but i expect another 5 or so tomorrow) so I thought.... well that sucks, I could have just thrown these in with her. But that got me thinking? Does she know it's too soon for her eggs to hatch? Could she possibly accept the chick's even though it's only been a few days??? It may have even been up to a week. I was sick most of this week so I hadn't been checking in as much, but I did notice she was walking around all puffed up. That reminded me of when she went broody last august, that was how she walked when she went outside. Then I saw her all day long yesterday in the box. So has anyone tried this? Any advice please, and thank you!