Can my silkies live in this coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Sierra Hughes, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. Sierra Hughes

    Sierra Hughes In the Brooder

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    IMG_2953.JPG IMG_2954.PNG I have 4 standard chickens that have a 18x18 run and coop. However, having to keep silkies (4 total) separate from them.. not getting along, at all!

    Are they able to live in this coop pictured? If not, may have to find a new home for these babies.
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender

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    They should be okay in that, though that would be the max number I would put in there as far as bantams, though it's pricey for it's size. You may need to add more ventilation to the coop depending on your climate.
     
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  3. Sierra Hughes

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    Very pricey! I'm getting it used off a local chicken site for $75! I'll let them out in the big run when the others are put up. But if for some reason I'm not able to let them out, I want to make sure they are okay in that. The max is 4 standard chicks in this coop. So hoping with just four silkies(no plans on getting more!) That they'll be okay. Just wasn't sure, as this is the first time owning silkies.
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

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    Most silkies are pretty docile and are okay being confined. They should do okay. That's a better deal. You can always add onto the run if necessary.
     
  5. Sierra Hughes

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    This is very true!! I just want them out of the dog kennel (the introduction crate) and in a "home"! Sad they didn't get along with the big hens, but didn't want to put my fragile silkies in danger. Not fair. So they'll need their own "home".
     
  6. tigger19687

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    I just bought that one and RETURNED IT. It is Flimsy, not sure where you live but up here in MA it would not last a rainy fall or winter for that matter. Thin Thin wood, but I have to say the fence part did look good.
    I would make something smaller. You can even make it out of used wood, or buy a vinyl shed and convert like I am going to do. ( once I level the yard :hmm
     

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