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Questions About Silkies

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Break an Egg, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I have 4 3 week old silkies and my husband wants to make them a separate coop from our EEs. He works at a welding shop and said he has a frame laying around that is triangular and 6 feet long.

    I was thinking of something like this:
    http://successwithpoultry.blogspot.com/2007/04/chicken-coop-photos.html

    But my ? is can silkies learn to use the ladder?

    Also, I have them in a brooder box with a perch and they haven't used the perch yet. I am wondering if silkies perch, because this will come in handy for the details of my coop.
     
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    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    It took them awhile, but mine eventually learned how to perch. It helps if they have another bird to teach them how. However, I wouldn't want to make anything they need to get to too high off the ground. Sometimes they will just jump instead of using steps. [​IMG] But that's me probably being overly cautious. I do know that my adult silkies can handle up to a three foot drop because they'll jump off of the roosts instead of using the steps.
     

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