Hi all. My broody white silkie hen just hatched out a baby chick on Tuesday, July 8, 2008. The baby chick can walk and was anxious to get out of the nest. I let her out of the nest with the chick. i set her and the chick on the ground, and after about 1 minute the hen went outside and left her 1 day old chick inside alone. Does she not care about the chick and when I let them outside will she leave the chick or will she take care of it. All of my broodys did this today when I tryed it. There is another white silkie hen that hatched out 3 eggs on June 8, 2008 and she took care of hers and didn't want to leave there sight. Have the silkies that all have 1 day old chicks not bonded well enough with the chick or does she just not care. I dont want the chick to die because its mom doesnt care for it. . I put them all back into there nests and they let the chick go under them and everything , just not when there not in the nest. Does anyone know why she is acting this way?!?!?!?!?!? !!!!!!!!PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!! ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!