Multiple Coops, shared run? Silkies...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by JDN, Apr 6, 2018.

  1. JDN

    JDN Songster

    Feb 28, 2018
    Raleigh NC
    My wife wants silkies. I don't want to take the chance of a poor integration on a bird that has the deck stacked against it from the angle of the exposed brain, the lack of roost, possibly impeded vision from the crest...

    So, if there is a big enough run, say 20 sf/bird, and a separate coop for them, will that work to help everyone get along, or do they really need a different run?

    Current flock is 5, all approximately 6 weeks old, but I intend to cull the Cornish Rocks soon. Speckled Sussex, Dominique, Americauna, two meat birds mentioned above...
  2. James White

    James White Chirping

    Aug 22, 2017
    I have all bantams, and they do occasionally bully eachother and tear out each others feathers even though the mean birds sleep in their own coop with a shared run. I think they’d be fine, especially if you trimmed the crests so they could see attackers coming. You’d be surprised how fiesty the mini chickens can be!
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  3. OmairaB

    OmairaB Hatching

    Apr 11, 2018
    Excited city gal done with raising Parrots now enjoying my last time raising my youngest set of twins & a couple of chickens(3-4)
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    It might...would be good to be able to split the run too.

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