I had a broody hen hatch out 2 eggs over the summer. One was lost to a predator at about 2 months. The remaining chick, that ended up being a cockerel, would never leave mama’s side after that. At about 4 months old she started leaving him behind and would forage with the other big girls but after he cried for her long enough, she’d come back to him. When she’d go out to forage, he’d just follow and she let him. He slept “under” her (really only under her wing because he was the same size as her) for a long time when she returned to the roost. He started sleeping in the nesting box for about a week or so (I think after he wouldn’t fit under her wing anymore) and the other girls do push him around. He’s back on the roost again and always next to mom. When everyone is out foraging, he still stays with her. If she stays with the group, so does he. If she breaks away from the group and goes elsewhere, so does he. I haven’t ever seen her chase him and she share treats with him all the time. He also still has not crowed yet and he’s over 5 months. I’m not sure he knows he’s not a hen. He’s afraid of all the other hens, except mom, and runs away from them. He lets my kids and I handle him though. Is this normal behavior? We’ve never had good luck with roosters but we’ve also never had one raised by a broody either. This one’s dad is very friendly (I got eggs from a friend so dad does not live here) but apparently all of his offspring have not been friendly and all were culled for aggression. Just wondering thoughts on our little mama’s boy!!!