After getting fed up cleaning an old, antiquaited brooder for the millionth time, I caught myself eyeballing my silkie hen...and my eyes wandered back to the actual inhabitants of said brooder, 5 mixed breed chicks that are around a month old. Hmmm, wonder what would happen if I merged the two? NeeNee, the silkie, is not broody, but she is the lowest hen on the totem pole, hence the isolation because she was getting thin from being run around by the big girls. I carefully set one baby into NeeNee's coop...and waited. She seemed rather perplexed and kept looking and looking...no aggression though....so I introduced another...same reaction. And another. Still no attack...waiting...finally, all five babies were in NeeNee's personal space...and she didn't seem to care. Soon they were sharing the waterer, the feed, all with NeeNee's calm regard. It's been a couple of hours and she is completely tolerant still. No pecking whatsoever! Please no criticism...I know I am taking my little ones' safety in my hands, but I really do think NeeNee is up to this... : ) Are all silkies like this?