My silkies won't go on their perches

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ckemme, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. ckemme

    ckemme Hatching

    Jun 18, 2009
    I have 12 week old silkie chickens - 8 of them. We built them a ramp going up to their perches. They have 4 different square wood rods going across about 4 feet at different heights. I was told chickens love to roast. I put them up there and they completely hate it. They like sleeping all together on the ground in the shavings. Am I doing something wrong? I haven't built them nesting boxes yet and wondered it those are going to need to be on the ground or if they will go in them if they are a couple of inches off the ground. I love me chicks, but them not flying makes things interesting. Any help?
  2. briana1975

    briana1975 Songster

    Feb 23, 2009
    Carleton Mi.
    I read that silkies do not like to roost. My silkies don't roost.
  3. NicInNC

    NicInNC Songster

    Jun 23, 2008
    North Carolina
    Silkies don't roost. I had the same concern when I got mine, but others here will tell you that they don't roost. Mine has never roosted. She sleeps in the pine shavings right at the door to their coop.

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