Yep, a few of my girls decided to brood. Infact, I have another one in the nest box brooding at this moment on 4 eggs. I have 4 adorable chicks being raised by Blueberry the cucko silkie. This is Blueberry's 2nd batch this year. There was five chicks but one died. My girls kept stealing each others nests, nest materials, and eggs so it is a wonder the poor things made it to hatch. Boobear hatched 1 chick who is now 3 weeks old and is a blue wyandotte. Blueberry hatched 1 EE chick from Cinimon and one of the Ameraucana girls (blue egg). Cinimon is a partridge silkie rooster. Blueberry also hatched 1 black wyandotte chick. Both of these will be 2 weeks old this coming Friday. Also, Blueberry has adopted 1 Cornation Sussex chick that will be a week old this Friday. (there was 2 sussex chicks but the one that needed help cus she tried to zip on the wrong end did not make it.) Boobear tried to harm the remaining sussex chick so was kicked out of the broody pen. Blueberry accepted the Sussex baby immediately and treated her as one of her own. Blueberry is now raising all 4 chicks and is doing a good job. Below are a couple of pictures I took today of the chicks. They kept running from the camera so it was hard to get good shots of them. Please excuse the extra feathers as the broody pen is setup in the main coop in which some of the adults are experiencing molting. The EE chick is sooo cute and has more feathers than the 3 week old chick. She has her itty bitty tail feathers in along with her wing feathers and is starting to get her shoulder feathers. The wyandotte chicks are feathering much slower. The Sussex chick is getting her wing feathers in. Momma has been teaching them how to power dig in case they ever need to go to China for anything. It is so cute watching them dig with such gusto!