Another silkie roost question.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Ferngully, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. Ferngully

    Ferngully Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know for standard chickens, a 2x4 with 4inch surface face up is used for the roost, with silkies being a smaller breed, what width is used for their roost? Is there a big difference in the size of the feet? What would be ideal? I could rip the wood to the right width. We don't have the silkies yet, just trying to get things finished up.
     
  2. Judymae

    Judymae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My silkies are in with my standard sized chickens and they all use the some roosting pole. We use a 2x4 with the 4inch side up for them to sit on. I've never had any issues with them using that size.
     
  3. Ferngully

    Ferngully Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the info. I want to make them as comfey, cozy, and spoiled as possible.
     
  4. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    Yup, my Silkies are in with my Standards also and use the same 2x4 roost with the 4" side up.
     
  5. magsrags

    magsrags Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me too.[​IMG] wide is OK.
     
  6. amysue2012

    amysue2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've tried both sides of a 2x4 with mine. They don't care to use them at all they just pile up in a corner. I've also tried moving them to different heights starting at 12 inches moving up to 3 foot still nothing.

    [​IMG] mine just dont roost.
     
  7. magsrags

    magsrags Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 12, 2008
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    Honestly.... mine prefer hanging out snuggled together on the floor/ground than roosting so not to worry.[​IMG] Seems Silkies can lean in that direction and it's totally normal.
     

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