I have been taking my two 3 week old chicks outside each day to spend some time with my adult birds. My LF brahmas are terrified of these itty bitty chicks, but then again the brahmas have never had chicks share a coop with them. My other adult birds pretty much ignore the chicks, but they are used to there being chicks in their flock. Only one bird has shown an interest in the chicks at all and that's a 6 month old black sex link. "Thelma" is a strange bird anyhow, six months old and not even close to mature whereas the other sex links hatched at the same time are all mature and laying. The first time Thelma got close to the chicks, one of the chicks ran up to her. This scared Thelma and see flared her hackles and ran away. Now every time I take the chicks outside Thelma comes running. She stays just out of reach of the chicks (and me) and watches them. Yesterday she watched and watched then she started picking up pieces of grass and other debris and softly called the chicks with a "come here children I have something for you to eat" sounds. The chicks, not having been raised by a broody, ignore her. DH says I should let her get closer to see where it might lead. I won't do it, remembering a chick from last spring that was pecked hard by an adult bird. Out of all the adult birds I have the last one I would have expected to show interest in chicks is a sex link. What's up with that??