GETTING 6 SILKIES TOMORROW AND NEED.....

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by dab045, May 15, 2009.

  1. dab045

    dab045 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HI I have chickens right now and there separated from my roosters. now if I get silkies they to need to be separate. Any body no the demensions of a new home and fenced in area I would need for 6? I have lots of preditors around so I make big homes for them but covered. Appreciate any advice. Thanks
     
  2. StrawberryHouseMouse

    StrawberryHouseMouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2009
    Cleveland, Tennessee
    Well it depends on how the silkies treat each other. Some times males can be kept together. Some times they cant. Silkies have a habbit of getting along fairly well with one another but there is always an exception in the flock.
     
  3. dab045

    dab045 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thankyou, this will be a real experience.
     
  4. PacsMan

    PacsMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They say you need 4 square feet for each bird, plus 10 square feet of run space. With 6 hens, you'd need a 24 square foot of coop, and 60 square feet of run space.

    Maybe consider something like my 4x8 foot coop.
    (here are the plans )
     

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