I looked forward to opening the "pop door" in the new Silkie palace today, so I could watch the birds explore their new area. I waited until my other chores were done, then grabbed a cool drink and sat in the yard to see what would happen.
It wasn't long before one hen poked her head out the door to see what she could see.
Then she strolled down the ramp.
A few moments later another fluffy head appeared.
All the ladies scratched around the yard, nibbling on tender shoots and no doubt a few bugs along the way. Then they put themselves back inside the Silkie Palace and stayed there most of the day. Personally I think they are plotting how to redecorate.