nesting boxes for silkies

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by golden comets, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. golden comets

    golden comets In the Brooder

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    Can anyone send pictures of nesting boxes you have for your silkies or tell me what you have.I have three silkies one is a rooster and the other two are hens.We just got them and they need something to nest in at night,I know they don`t roost so would the box have to be at grond level?My dh was going to build one that would house all three and I said that is not a good idea because the hens will go broody and that would not work.What is the size of a silkie box?Thanks for any info you can share with me.
     
  2. gocrow77

    gocrow77 Crow's Nest

    May 13, 2009
    Central MO
    Bumping - hope you get an answer! [​IMG]
     
  3. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    i use 'Tidy Cat' litter containers, the one's that the litter come's in, cut the larger part of the lid off and presto nest box, my silkies love it, if you don't know anyone with a cat use craigslist got 10 of them that way.
     
  4. golden comets

    golden comets In the Brooder

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    Do you lay them on there side?Do you nail them to something so they don`t move?
     

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