Finishing off our coop - what should we make for silkies?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by zengrrl, May 29, 2011.

  1. zengrrl

    zengrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So the walls are going up on our coop, soon enough it will be time to finish off the inside. I have 5 silkies and 1 seriously tiny Polish pullet. Do I have to keep the roosts relatively low? And while we did have to put a floor in and its elevated it shouldn't be too high for the silkies. I read somewhere they are not big on the gangplanks going up into the coops?
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  2. SilkieTime

    SilkieTime Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    Joelton Tn.
    Just make the gangplank wide maybe some kind of grip on the floor.
     
  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    A wide gangplank definitely helps. I covered my indoor plank with shingle material - very grippable. My silkie roosts are a little under 24 inches from the floor.
     
  4. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Make them little ladders? [​IMG]
     
  5. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Neither my Silkies nor my Polish prefer to roost.

    They would rather huddle together on the floor for the night.


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