Does your ONE silkie roost at night with the other chickens?

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  1. my4ladies

    my4ladies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read that silkies sleep on the floor in a "silkie-pile". I wondered, though, if there were no other silkies if a silkie would join the others on a roost....they wouldn't sleep by themselves on the floor, would they?

    I have just 4 chicks in the coop who aren't roosting yet. Only one of them is a silkie. For now they're all sleeping in a "chicken pile" [​IMG]

    And if it will roost with the others, they can't fly right? So will I have to make on lower for her???? Or maybe just something lower for her to hop onto so as she can hop to the roost?
     
  2. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    I have just one Silkie and she roosts on the pole at night. She just became a mama and, much to my surprise, taught her 2 week old babies how to roost under her at night!
     
  3. clacasse88

    clacasse88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 5 silkies and they always have slept on the floor in a pile. They were raised with other breeds of chicks who all roost now. [​IMG]
     
  4. clacasse88

    clacasse88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Very sweet! That's the day I'm hoping for [​IMG]
     
  5. ADozenGirlz

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    Quote:Very sweet! That's the day I'm hoping for [​IMG]

    Ok, have to share...!
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    I never expected to hatch eggs under a broody, ever. I have an incubator and have used it plenty of times. However, I received 5 more eggs in the mail than my bator can hold, and my Silkie (Freida) just so happened to be broody, so...it worked out perfectly!
     
  6. Pegs_eggs

    Pegs_eggs Out Of The Brooder

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    We have one pen that contains chickens of several breeds, including 3 silkie roosters. Ozzie, the alpha roo, insists on roosting with the gals at night, while the other two prefer to pile together. The roost in that pen is maybe 3' up, and Ozzie was having trouble flying that high. An upside down milk crate solved the problem - he hops up onto it then hops up onto the roost. I think it just depends on the individual chicken - some seem to prefer to pile while others prefer to roost when possible.
     
  7. chkinut

    chkinut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have 4 LF girls and one silkie just like you. the 4 larger girls roost, and SweetPea (my silkie) lays on the floor and sometimes gets pooped on!!!
     
  8. forrestacres

    forrestacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 bantam Silkies and both roost with our 5 BOs and 3 BRs.
     

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