I have 2 silkies,one laying and one just gone broody. They were bothed housed in a very spacious coup and run with access to food and water 24 hrs a day. My older silkie a few weeks back was starting to holler at 4am every day and I had to keep getting up to let her into the garden so as not to disturb the neighbours!! after a week I was exhausted and ready to casserole her!!!.....so had a brainwave. I borrowed a friends huge dog cage and put them in it in my conservatory at nights....since then....NOT A PEEP!!! Why has this made her shut up?? She has less room than the run and the temp here is warm....does she just want the 'Hilton experience' or is something disturbing her outside that I don't know about? I have spent quite a lot of money purchasing soundproofing material from a sound company...am worried that despite this she will start it all over again once I have it in place. Anyone have any ideas on her strange behaviour???