Heya guys n' Gals.. So after 2 years of being on BYC.. We finally got our coop made and our first pair of Ameraucana's. Made our incubator and decided to hatch out a few chicks, Since electricity is not all that cheap here in Sunny South Africa, We were searching for a way to minimize brooding the little ones, We found a thread on the forum about introducing the chicks to the hen and making her a surrogate broody.. So after 2 weeks , we introduced the chicks.. yet alas .. no motherly instinct was shown. We have been slightly worried as weve heard about roosters eating baby chicks, Until this evening when we went to close the coop door.. Much to our surprise!! A broody Rooster!! With baby chicks cuddling under him for warmth in our rainy season.. Chickens.. never fail to amaze! Seasons greetings for 2017 yall'!!