I swear to you I am not a bad chicken mom, I don't know how I could be so unobservant! I am telling you, I know I counted her in with other birds at night, so how this happened, I don't know! I went out to take pics of my new Silkies I got in the mail this morning (don't worry, I'll still post pics of them ) and am walking along, very happy to happy new babies and what do I see? THIS!!! SURPRISE!! Luckily I had my camera with me! Well, let me tell you, Japanese bantams are CRAZY! If you have ever tried to catch one, you know what I mean! Now try catching one trying to protect her babies! First I tried to catch all the bitty babies and try and lure Mama in a dog crate. Well, the bitty babies are so tiny, they can get out of the holes on the door! I put one in, 2 pop out! Finally after chasing mama around the yard, probably nearly giving her a heart attack and myself one as well, I catch her and of course all her babies follow. I honestly don't know if it's 7 or 8 chicks. By the time I got them I needed a break! Now where she hatched these babies, I have no clue. In my head I can remember counting her on the roost, but now I'm not so sure.