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 Songster

    Mar 25, 2011
    Oakland County, MI
    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 Songster

    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 Songster

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

    AlienChick Songster

    Apr 9, 2010
    Glasgow, KY
    Neither my Silkies nor my Polish prefer to roost.

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


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