Yesterday I bought a year-old breeding pair of Japanese Bantams. I want to keep them separate from my main flock. Their new housing is a kind of small aviary on our porch. It is actually similar to their housing at their previous owner's. Ever since I put them in there yesterday, the two of them have been sitting only on the highest roosts right under the ceiling and not come down to eat or drink, as far as I can tell. Food and water are at the floor of the aviary, also similar to their previous home. I eventually stuck a piece of bread through the grid next to them and the hen nibbled at it a bit, but nothing more. Then I held food right up to them and then lowered it slowly to the ground to show them - no reaction. They've been fasting for more than 24 hours now and since it's already dark here, gone to sleep in the meantime. Together with them I bought an additional pet quality Japanese Bantam rooster whom I dropped into the main coop behind the house with my laying mutt hens (I know, one should quarantine... it just wasn't practical) - he was eating and drinking and seems to make friends rapidly with his new flock, they seem to like him, almost no squabbling. What's wrong with my breeding pair? Should I be worried or will they come out of it eventually? Any way I could help them?