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I'd rather just buy some chicks and put them under her.
These last are said to be broken by the old birds to serve as nourishment for the newly-hatched chicks, whose stomachs cannot bear the hard food on which their parents thrive.
There is a big demand for day-old chicks during April.
She helped Betsy in the kitchen and hovered around Bumpus like a hen with chicks.
Constructing pipe chambers for cover for chicks, weeding existing shingle areas, remove tree growth to reduce predation of chicks.