I didn't even see your comment before I posted last night! Where are you? I'm in dutchess county. I have ten 6 week old silkies and seven 6 month old silkies. None of them roost. I did go ahead and put my mama heating pad cave into the coop last night. The younger ones are a little to big to fit under, but they piled on top of and around it last night. Also, I noticed it was warmer inside the coop then outside this morning, so maybe I will use that for now. I know I'll be a wreck when it starts falling below zero this winter...and snowing! How did yours do last night? Do they all go into the run, even in the cold? Mine never stay in the coop once the door is open.
Hi Rubynala97! I am in orange county. They did well it seemed last night. Everyone ran outside the moment that door popped open. Now I need to start keeping an eye for freezing water, soon will have to switch to the heated dog bowl. Works like a charm :) Mine go in a run and my old hens did not go outside last year when it snowed. All they wanted to do was stay in the coop. I gave them cat toys and bird toys to keep them busy. Also would make them a special breakfast on those awful days. Your older silkies are the same age as mine. Sounds like the babies liked the mama heating pad. I've noticed that the coops stay warmer inside do to body heat and im sure compose.. lol I do worry with ventilation that they could get chilled, but thankfully last year that was ok. I'm just new to the silkies and there feathers are a lot different.