We mixed our week old bantams in the brooder with three week old silkies. One of the bantam cochins in particular was trying to find himself a Momma and was getting tormented by the silkies. I took him out for awhile to settle things down. When I put him back in, one of the blue silkies gathered them all up in a corner and is warming them and fighting off the enemies. It's about the cutest thing I have ever seen. I may not have to give away the little pest after all. Just wondering if you old time chicken people know if this is possible? She's even protecting them from the Less-Than-Divine Miss M!