Do silkies roost?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by fieldsems, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. fieldsems

    fieldsems In the Brooder

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    I am new to silkies and thought I read somewhere that they don't roost. I have babies that will go outside soon and didn't know what to do for a roost.
     

  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    mine will..,but thier roost is only 12 inches high...Wendy
     
  3. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Songster

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    most chickens roost just put it close to the ground
     
  4. None of mine like to roost, except the silkies i have that are crossed with mille fleur and japanese as they can fly a bit better. My pure silkies like to either pile on the floor of the coop, or hop up on top of the nest boxes which are only 12 inches tall. i have one that stands by herself facing a corner every night - go figure.
     
  5. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Songster

    Jul 29, 2008
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    my roo and hen silkie like to roost but it isnt very far off the ground also my 6 to 4month old chicks also like roosting "somtimes"..LOL
     
  6. fieldsems

    fieldsems In the Brooder

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    thanks all just trying to figure out what all I need to do to their pen.
     
  7. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing Premium Member

    I've only had one silkie that would roost and that's only because she could climb up a ladder to get there. I'd put a roost close to the floor because they tend to stay lower (Silkies can't really fly and usually hit the ground like a lead balloon).
     

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