I have a Heritage Bronze hen and really likes being a Mom. She worked on getting a baby turkey and 8 guineas (all the same age) to be her babies. She was patient and now the young birds that are now 2 1/1 months old stay with her and feed. My tom will also help out and walk with all of them. Now, I have a bantam Ameracauna hen that became a first time Mom yesterday afternoon. Today the turkey hen has been watching the bantam hen and her babies and it looks like the turkey hen wasn't to take over the Mom roll. Thankfully the turkey hen is staying a good distance away but now she sees there are more babies. Talk about a "Mother Hen!" Anyone else have a hen that does this? A little background to this hen. She was a first time Mom in the spring and she hatched out 9 chicks. About 4 days later a starving hunting dog ate 6 of the babies and then later that afternoon I sold the other 3. I think it traumatized her and I felt super bad that she lost all her babies in just a few days. So I'm wondering if she is making up for it whenever she sees baby chicks. I have to say it sure makes her happy.