My silky hen and cockerel have had a chick. The chick is doing great, growing well, and the hen is a great mum, teaching and protecting the little one. They're now in the main coop area, and still doing well. The cockerel has taken up residence with them in their coop, and helps keep the chick warm overnight. What amazes me is that he also nurtures the chick during the day, allowing it to shelter underneath him and generally spending a lot of time with it. Sometimes the chick even follows him over its mum! Just wondering if anyone has had similar experiences with motherly cockerels!