I am curious about an interesting behavior I saw today, but maybe I am reading too much into it. We had a broody Buff Chantecler that raised just one chick. She raised it separate from the flock, in a screened-off area of the coop and run. When the chick was 6 weeks old, the broody had had enough of chick-raising. I moved her to the other side of the screen, and she never looked back. Meanwhile, I added 12 more chicks of the same age from the brooder into the screened area to grow out along with the solitary chick. Those chicks are now almost 12 weeks old, still separated from the adult flock. Today the Buff Chantecler came and stuck her beak right up to the hardware cloth of the enclosure and her chick came right over. They stood there beak to beak, talking back and forth in their mysterious chicken language, for about 20 seconds, and then they parted ways. It is the first time I have seen them interact since their separation 6 weeks ago. Do they still know each other? Will the hen always recognize the chick she raised, even into adulthood? This is my first experience with a broody. I'm actually thinking of keeping this chick as my new rooster.