Hey all. I just started a young flock of black silkies. I have a 4 month old rooster and 4 seven week old chicks. The seller told me the roo was very docile and should live well with the younger ones, so I tried it. Well, this bird is so docile, he acts as a mother to these chicks. Today I even found two sleeping on him. None of my other Roos are this maternal and I think it is absolutely amazing how he adopted them as his own. Has anyone else ever seen this?