Our Thing 2 is setting. She is very young herself, and has not really learned to fly yet. Not having had Silkies before, I don't know if they even fly at all, but she is setting on her eggs, in a nest on the floor, rather than choosing an elevated nest site. Since we secure the barn at night I am not too worriied about other predators, but I did see a couple of rats out there tonight. Haven't noticed any all summer. Is she big enough that they won't bother her? As soon as her eggs hatch, we will move her and the chicks, but haven't wanted to bother her while she's setting on the eggs.