I can't believe this! Brought home my new chicks today, got them in the brooder, everyone had a drink, big scramble in the feeder going on, lots of kicking and scratching, everyone looking great! I double check that all my cats are out in the yard and grab a moment to dash to the store. I walk back in the door, listening for the cheep cheep coming from the living room. I hear it and head for the brooder with a big smile on my face. As I am passing the front entrance hall, I smile at my border collie and she lowers her head! Hmmmmmm, she has NO poker face. Whenever she has made a bad choice in her daily actions, she wears her guilt like halloween mask. I move in closer and realize...... She STOLE a Barred Rock chick and put it in with her 7 day old puppies! Talk about maternal instinct! She want's to mother the chick. We have put up a baby gate so there will no further "chicknappings" ps.....other than some motherly drool, chick is just fine!