I just got 21 day old chicks and would like them to have a mama. So I brought one of my prone to broody behavior-birds and she freaked out! They scared her so badly she had to squak and run away at top speed!!!! HA. I've got another girl who I introduced to the chicks and you could see it all over her face...she was very confused, wanted to mother them but wasn't sure she was suppose to....wanted to leave because it was too warm but thought she shouldn't leave the chicks. She was so torn! It was kind of funny to watch.