In the Brooder
- Aug 30, 2013
I have a Silkie and a duck who have bonded like siblings and get really agitated when apart. So, I am trying to figure out a good design for a coop/house for these two to stay together but moved to our main coop. I have a 8'x16' high barn shed that I am converting into a coop/potting shed I built a run on one side the same size as the shed itself. The inside will have wall which will designate the actual coop. I am figuring on at least 4'x8' across the back of the shed, maybe a bit bigger (like a 6'x8'). I need some suggestions for the duck and silkie please. I was thinking about making another run on the other long side of the shed just for them which would be a run for both and have a water feature for the duck, but trying to come up with a good design is getting aggravating. I know it needs to be insulated, and silkies do not do well in the cold....so there it is...any feedback will be welcome and appreciated. And just so no one asks, I dont put them with my other chickens because they have bullied and attacked the duck and silkie the few times we had them all together. Leghorns can be temper mental...or just mental....