Ok so bear with me here... I'm a new chicken mama, just picked up 8 silkies from a local trusted yesterday- 6 pullets, 2 hens. We have our coop inside a massive stall in our barn. I found that when it was time to sleep the silkies began to nudge each other and try to pile together. After reading through the forums here I realized that not all silkies will roost, and this 'piling' is normal. Ok now the weird part. My mother had put a little cat condo with two hidey holes in the stall near the coop, thinking the silkies might like to climb it or steer off some boredom on snowy days when the girls can't go out. As I was watching them try to form a pile together, one walked into the condo...and then another....and then another! Eventually all 6 pullets were cozied into the condo on both levels and went to sleep. I'm baffled. Is this normal? Should I be moving them to their nesting boxes? Even the hens chose to sleep in the crate they arrived in. They don't seem to know how to get up the ladder to the nesting boxes. Here is what it looks like. Is this healthy for my girls to be sleeping in? And how can I get the hens to use the ladder? Or should I just put them in their nesting boxes?