Last week I went to close up the coop for the night and saw that one of my silkies was in the nest box alone. They usually huddle together so this looked weird. So I looked more closely and saw that she had stuck her head in between the wooden slats that separate the nest boxes where they meet the outside wall. There is only a 3/4 inch open slit at most, but she managed to stick her head through it. Why????? We had such a hard time getting her out. Even my DH couldn't easily free her with a bunch of different tools. She had to have been stuck there for hours and it was hot that day. When we finally got her out, her neck was crooked for a while. The poor thing was so thirsty. If it weren't for Ginger wanting a late day snack, I wouldn't have looked closely in the coop (while putting in a treat) and she would have been like that the whole night. It's funny, but the 4 silkies usually huddle together in front of that nest box and this night the other 3 were up on the roost. If I had seen them all huddled in a pile, I would have though nothing of it. It's like the other 3 didn't want to be near her? Why in the world would she have done that? Now I'm all paranoid and constantly count the chickens just in case one of them has gotten themselves in trouble. Has anyone ever seen a chicken do something this stupid?...or is this a silkie thing?