Just brought home a pair of two-month old silkies today, I sectioned off a corner of the semi-insulated coop with chicken wire to protect them from the rest of the flock and put my silkie pullet in there with them, hoping she would want to cuddle with them for warmth (she is not yet laying). She went crazy trying to get back to the flock who was settling in to roost for the night, just hitting her face against the wire and clucking and pacing for an hour (then I left as it was getting dark). One chick jumped on top of the small wooden nesting box and kind of huddled all by himself, the other chick went in a corner all by himself. Just looked at the temperature and it hit freezing, we're getting snowflakes tonight I'm afraid they will freeze!! Do you think my pullet finally came to her senses and sought to bundle up with the little ones for the night, once it became dark enough? Is it instinctual to get protection from the cold like that? What about the babies? They come from a heated coop and I'm afraid they will get sick or not last the night. Oh gawd.