Our Silkie chicks are 6 weeks old. Our broody mother who adopted them started laying a week ago but I left her with them as she was still sharing food etc but now is getting a bit cranky with them at times so I will take her out soon. I'm just worried I have 3 boy babies (out of 4!) as I have noticed these 3 occasionally mounting their mother! I know Silkies are very difficult to sex and it's very early days yet. The breeder will replace any cockerels for pullets, so at least I have that as 'insurance' but it's impossible not to get attached (i think I'm worse than the kids)! But has anyone else noticed this sort of behaviour in chicks?