Last night I tried to teach my almost 6 wk old Silkie to roost (I think she must be slow or something). Anyway, she's extremely shy and not into being handled anyway, so my lesson did not go well. When I finally gave up, she ran straight to my only little cockerel, and hid behind him. He pulled himself up to full height and told me off! It was so great! Then he pecked possesively at her head, and kept guard over her as she went to sleep on the floor. After a while he went to sleep on a roost, and she found a corner of the floor to sleep on.