My 31 chicks don't find the 18" high draft guard on their brooder much of a challenge so I'm used to getting up in the morning to find chicks running everywhere on the screened porch. The last couple of mornings my little silkie, Jethro, has been out of the brooder too. Thinking it's an accident we go through the whole "oh poor little silkie! he must have gotten accidently knocked out of the brooder by the much bigger chicks!" routine. Then we spend the next 30 minutes or so out in the suffocating humidity chasing the little booger all over the porch so that we can put him back in the brooder. The thing is, this is like the fifth morning I've found him running around the porch with the other chicks. It's not an accident, is it? He's making fools outta us, isn't he? P.S. The "out of the brooder" chicks have food and water outside so I'm not worried about that.