i have a BR that is only 6 monthes old. her and all of her sisters started laying very young. well this particular young hen evidentally went broody and i didn't know it. i usually discourage them from raising broods because it is so hard to part with the cross breed roosters when they start annoying their game rooster father. anyhow with that bit of history this hen went broody i thought she was just missing until she showed up with 4 chicks under her wing a few weeks ago. since hatching she is down to just one who is doing very well. last night however, my daughter was outside after the big girls had gone to roost and she found the baby chick peeping its little heart out while momma was roosted in the tree!!! being as the tree is so high and im to pregnant to climb a ladder we took the baby in for the night. i had no idea what i was gonna do as this baby is all alone (no other chicks i could put it with). this morning though the momma was hanging out around the porch door where she could hear the not so well rested baby calling for her. i put the baby out with it's mom and she has been providing for it and letting it jump on her back ever since. has anyone else ever experienced anything like this? i wonder if im supposed to just keep bringing it in at night and giving it back to the mom every morning or what. i can't leave it out by itself all night because im affraid it's peeping will attrack coons or fox (which we've had) or other predators. please reply with any advice or tips hope you all have a wonderful day!!