Today, I thought I would try intergrating my mother silkie with her one 5 week old chick (the only egg out of 4 that made it) to see how it would go... well it went terrible first off she left the chick in the coop, and never came back I waited for about a 1 hour to see what she would do. NOPE nothing she just left the poor thing screaming its head off, and even left it to fend off the older hens, which some were great with it even my Roo was great! But I had 2 girls that were just nasty to it! Well my silkie I left with the rest of the flock since she obviously thought her motherly duties were over... and I have this poor chick screaming in the house alone!!!! AAAHHH!!!!! I think I might go get 2 more chicks from a guy that's selling them of course they are only about a week old... So I am not sure how that will go with a 5 week old chick. I just don't want to try intergrating it all by itself I think having some buddies would be nice! I just feel terrible for this chick Is this normal for a mother hen to just take off???!!!!!! Or should I just consider her a good broody and not a good mother? Here's a picture of the little guy, I am thinking its a he because the way he stands and his super LARGE legs.. But it is a mix so I could be wrong... He sure has weird coloring so far!