Recently our neighbors hen has been bringing her 4 babies in our yard ,and my roo has taken a liking to them. He always tries to get the one hen we have so far to stay on the nest and sit on the eggs but has not had any luck so far. Yesterday when I looked out my window I saw the baby chicks in my chickens cage with the roo guarding them while they ate some food. He looked so proud of the little brood and was disapointed when they left. I was worried that he might attack them or the hen would but he protected them especially from the mean little hen we have. Do roo's usually try to adopt chicks that are not his? I just thought it was strange. Since he saw the babies he has been trying even harder to get my hen in the nesting box but since she is molting its not going to happen. I just thought it was funny and cute.