Is it normal for another hen to start taking care of another hen's chick? I have a silkie that hatched out one chick. She has been very good about taking care of it. A couple of nights ago I noticed that one of the barred rocks was sleeping outside with her. ( I always put both mom and chick in the coop at night) Then Thursday night I went to put the barred rock in the coop and the chick was under her wing. Last night I came home late and went to put the hens and the chick inside. Only the barred rock was outside and she had the chick. Just wondering if this is normal?