Question for ya'll...do hens usually do this? My black silkie, Poppy, was broody January into February so I got her three chicks to adopt. She has been an amazing little mama. Well my white silkie, Cleo, was broody February into March but I couldn't get more chicks so I just waited it out. I kept Poppy and her babies separated from the others until about two weeks ago and then I let them out of their brooder cage that was in the coop. Anyway Cleo finally left the nesting boxes and I was like "yay she got over her broodyness!" At night I started finding Poppy, babies, and Cleo all sleeping in the same box. Now this little family is inseparable and Cleo is just as protective and mothers the chicks just as much as Poppy. Is this normal? Poppy will shoo away any of my other chickens but never Cleo. Cleo even makes the same motherly cluck sounds as Poppy. Anyway I'm just curious because the chicks were a good 4 weeks old by the time Cleo came in contact with them. It's very sweet, just kinda funny that she would co adopt month old chicks right? And Poppy would let her?