Hi Granny girl, I miss you too when I haven't gotten on in a bit. Very busy time for me right now. Just got the Silkie coop completed yesterday, trying to get ready for putting in the garden. Granddaughter had soccer last night so headed out to her game, hubbies B-day tomorrow and a funeral for one of our friends. Have had to deal with way more than I was hoping for with momma & baby chicks. Have lost 4 so far. Yesterday I was furious with the broody momma. She took the littles outside Sunday for a outing. They stayed out all afternoon and into early evening. About 6pm it started to get cloudy and was acting like a storm might be coming in. So hubby & I tried to get her & the young ones in before it rained. They weren't having any of that. Each time we would get some babies in and go grab more, the others would come back out of the coop. Eventually it started to pour and as I had suspected momma freaked out, jumped up the side of the ramp and ran into the coop leaving the 14 little ones to fend for themselves. We got them all in safely,I turned on the red light to get them warm & to keep them warm thru the night. They were all with momma when I shut the coop down for the night. When I headed out to the coop yesterday morning I was greeted with my one & only pure Silk dead by the door. I was so sad, I have struggled majorly to get Silkies to hatch in the first place. I got 2 pures & one mix out of last weeks hatch. I had already promised my niece 2, so she ended up with the other pure & the silkie mix. Now I'm back to square one grr.... Keeping my fingers crossed that the 3 pure Silkie eggs I got from the breeder will hatchout in 2 1/2 weeks.