Hello everyone I'm just curious to know if you've ever seen a chick adopt another chick. I have three Rhode Island Red chicks (three months old) hand raised since they were a week old. One of my Rhode Island Red's has supposedly adopted my four day old silkie chick which is weird because she's not broody and isn't even an adult yet. My silkie chick runs under the wing of my Rhode Island Red chick, and the Rhode Island Red hen sits down and keeps the chick warm... weird right? I'm dead serious. I was shocked too. I have a heat lamp that my chick can stay in but I wanted to put my Rhode islands together with my silkie. The Rhode island doesn't ever care that the chick goes under her she doesn't peck it and she sits on the chick to keep it warm. Is this weird? Please let me know! Thanks! Celeste.