So I have decided to start raising chickens! I have absolutely no experience with chickens. I have no little to no interest in raising meat and although the egg production will prove beneficial, this will be more of a hobby. All that being said I believe silkies will be the proper fit for me. My question(s) in relation to this particular discussion in the forum are wither or not a coop specifically designed to house silkies should be and different than any other coop. Considering their in ability to fly I don't believe I will be needing roosts, there for eliminating the need for poop trays under them? So will I be changing my bedding more often due to this? Also I have seen coops constructed where the entire floor is hardware fabric. Would this be a good idea or not considering it could make the coop fairly drafty? I plan on using a old shed (5x10)for my coop and elevating it about 2 maybe 3 feet at the most, I understand silkies have a tendency to not enjoy climbing very high into the coop is my main reason for not going higher. The coop will be housed in a 25x20 run. Any and all suggestions are greatly appreciated!
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2/15/16 at 9:02pm