One week ago I agreed to raise 8 silkie chicks (they are now nine weeks old) until they are old enough to sex. I have never had silkies and this group insists on sleeping on the ground in a tight little ball of fluff (of course they are safe inside a run). Every night I put them up into a little hen house and there they stay until morning. There is no sign of them learning to do this on their own ... Any one else have silkies that did, or do, this? I am thinking about just letting them sleep on the ground. Any thoughts fellow peeps??? I have had other breeds of bantams for about 4 years. They all slept in the hen house from the first night out in the run. No lessons needed.