nestimg boxes for silkies?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by abhaya, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    cookeville, tn
    is an 8x8 opening big enough? boxes will be larger 12x12 or so
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Should work just fine. One of my silkies likes laying in a 12 inch round basket.
     
  3. 1newchickontheblock

    1newchickontheblock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jan 7, 2010
    Eastern MA
    Quote:my full size birds (and silkies) fit thru an opening about that size for laying in the nest box...
     
  4. huckleberryfarm

    huckleberryfarm Chickenista

    Jan 7, 2010
    Greenwood, SC
    Just make sure they are low to the ground. I have my nest boxes sitting on the ground and I've never seen a silkie on the top row. They will, however, pile in three at a time. I don't think they mind how small it is!
     

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