Fly. For silkies, they're pretty good at flying. In particular, the black/lav split has taken to escaping. While sitting on my lap, s/he suddenly looked around, peeped loudly once or twice, and then took off fluttering madly for the floor. That was two days ago. Today I came back from work to discover that only four out of five chicks were in the brooder. (We have cats so I was very concerned, though the door was still closed.) I found the chick peeping desperately on the floor behind a trash can, and quite a bit of poop on the ground. In order to get out, the chick would've had to jump about a foot and a half vertically and then down the same distance down to the table, then three feet down to the floor. S/he didn't seem to be hurt though, so that's good news..