Today is the day!! My little black silkie bantam is now a mamma! Out of fourteen eggs she has a bakers dozen. Still waiting for this one last egg to hatch then she'd have a 100% hatch rate. Images will follow later. I don't want to upset her but I had to peek under her. I just could'n help it!! They are the cutest little balls of black fluff I've ever seen except two have some yellow color around their faces? Funny, both mamma and new daddy are both black. I do have a question however, She had made her nest on the side of a bale of hay in the barn loft. We left her alone with her eggs to hatch there. So do you all think I should move her and the babies to a safer location. I'm afraid when the babies come out to explore and mamma teaches them to eat and drink one might just fall off the edge of the hay bale. That's three foot to the barn floor. What's your opinions on this? Safe to put her and babies in the brooder box? It's a big 6 x 6 foot box. Maybe add straw and build her a new nest to put babies in then her on top of them tonight when it's dark?